Man, 53, Dies after Defending Daughter’s Honor

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Ten year-old Korto Jallah yesterday was angry and in tears when news reached her and her family at their Bassa Town, Dry Rice Market in Bardnersville residence that her father, 53-year-old Kolubah Jallah had died.

   Kolubah Jallah died at the JFK Medical Center yesterday, after serious head injuries sustained after he was assaulted by his 23-year-old son, Momoh Jallah, according to the deceased ‘s older brother George Zayzay.

Zayzay told the Daily Observer, “I learned that Momoh beat my brother’s head with a stick, because my brother had confronted him about his attempt to rape his younger sister, Korto.

“The assault took place last Friday night, between 7:30p.m and 8p.m when Korto revealed to her father, when he returned home that she had fought her brother away.”

He said Korto told her father that her brother, Momoh, had attempted to have sex with her, which she had refused after struggling with him and running away from the room.

“I was told that when my brother confronted him about the situation,” Zayzay told the Daily Observer, “he became angry and the situation ended in a fight.”

Zayzay said his brother, who worked for a local pharmacy in Monrovia, suffered serious head injuries and by the time help could come, he was already bleeding and his son was nowhere to be seen.

“We rushed my brother to the JFK Medical Center that night but yesterday, news got here that my brother has died,” he said.

The deceased’s distraught wife was in tears, surrounded by other families yesterday, wailing for her husband of many years.

On the scene yesterday, ten year-old Korto was also beside herself with frustration and in tears over losing her father who died trying to defend her honor from her biological brother.

Interviews conducted with residents did not reveal any involvement of the young man in drugs and there was no friend of his willing to speak to the Daily Observer.

The Daily Observer could not get any of Momoh’s friends to explain about his character and how he could descend into such an action against his sister and his father.

“It was terrible,” said former Mighty Barrolle player, William Gray, whose residence overlooks the Jallahs’ house. “We could do nothing much afterward but we ensured that the man was sent to the hospital.”

Ex NPA employee, Jerry Wreyou, a resident in the community, could not find the reason why the incident took place.

“For a son to kill his father,” Wreyou remarked, “means something has been wrong.” It was learned that Momoh Jallah graduated from the Canterbury High School, near the Dry Rice Market.

The Daily Observer also learned that officers of the Liberia National Police had visited the family, one of whom was seen during the Daily Observer’s visit.

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