Secret Killings On The Increase In Bong County

By: C. Winston Kerkula, II


Monrovia, Liberia

Distributed by

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

November 16, 2004

The body of an unidentified man was recently discovered lying in a pool of blood between Sergeant Kollie Town (SKT), and Gbarnga City, Bong County.

According to our correspondent based in the region, the discovery was made when the Bong County Police Detachment backed by UNMIL Civilian Police launched a vigorous security network.
When contacted, Col. Lucas J. Gono of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Homicide Unit told our correspondent that he believed the deceased name (withheld) was killed in S.K.T. and the body taken near a bridge after the main campus of the Cuttington University College in Suakoko District, Bong County.

Col. Gono said, after a search operation, no relative of the victim was found, something which prompted the police investigators to take the deceased to Phebe, the only referral hospital in Central Liberia for an autopsy to be performed.

Our correspondent who took nearly two-weeks to tail the body of the deceased observed that there were sharp wounds on the body which was hardly identified by viewers.

Although, no further arrests have been made Col. Gono maintained that the police will not leave any stone unturned in establishing the immediate case of the death of the man believed to be in his 20s.

Recently another man only identified as John Saywain was killed in the Jokpemue Community north-west of Gbarnga and circumstance surrounding his death was not established.

Also the body of a girl also believed to be in her 18 was found dead between the Gbarnga Check Point and police station, but was later discovered that she fell in a well.

Meanwhile, many residents spoken to by our correspondent are skeptical and fear that this would be heart-man activity gradually taking root in the central provincial city of Gbarnga in Bong County.

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