The grand jury at the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, on Wednesday, found three persons guilty of the killing of motorcyclist Nathan Wheyeegbay in September 2015.
Wheyeegbay’s brutal killing prompted rioting that brought Ganta to a standstill, with angry mobs vandalizing the police station, the DEA office and the properties of businessman Prince Howard.
The final verdict is expected within five working days, according to Judge James Galeyen.
Those charged are Bill Lawrence, Tonie Sekie, and Fanta Kamara. They were charged with four counts, including murder and criminal facilitation. Judge Galeyen said the two men faced murder charges, while the lady faced criminal facilitation, because she was the one who kept the bike after the owner was killed.
Bill Lawrence, upon his arrest by angry mobs, linked businessman Prince Howard to the killing, but later changed his allegation.