-Justice Minister Alarms
By Kermu O.Massaquoi
Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean has assured citizens and foreign residents in Liberia of government’s determination to offer maximum Security protection to all, despite the increasing instances of Mysterious deaths in Monrovia recently.
Speaking on Tuesday April 17, 2018 at a joint Security Press conference held at the Ministry of Justice conference Hall, Minister Dean said that the list of mysterious death cases recorded recently include the death of a resident of Johnsonville community identified as Emmanuel Tarpeh, who was reportedly missing, but after a diligent search conducted by the Liberia National Police (LNP), it was revealed that he was killed and buried overnight in an unmarked grave. One person has been arrested in connection with his death.According to Justice Minister Dean, in another incident, a lady identified as Madam Joyce Otujawheh of ELWA Community was brutally murdered by suspect Francois Brown at her resident, a day after celebrating her birth anniversary on March 24, 2018.
Police have also disclosed that they have posted the photo of the suspect on social media for the public to provide useful information that may lead to his arrest, for the safety of peaceful citizens in the country.
He noted that one of murder the incidents they could not believe, was that of a Journalist identified as Tyron Brown, who was found unconscious in the Duport Road Paynesville community on April 16, 2018, at the hour of 9:00 in the morning. But after he was later taken to the Benson Medical Hospital, doctors pronounced him dead.
In a related development, the Justice Minister mentioned the death of two persons identified as Princess Dwalo and Hansan Kanneh, who were discovered dead in their bed room in the Jacob Town Community of Paynesville City, adding that Hansan’s private parts were cut off.
Minister Dean further noted that on April 3, 2018 at about 1pm a group of unknown men armed with pistols, and other deadly weapons forcefully entered the premises of Kebeh Forkpah around the Clay Street Community, where after shooting in her bed room a victim identified as one Wilson Tarpeh was injured. He was later taken to the John F. Kennedy Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police has arrested one person in connection with the crime.
According to Minister Dean, as many of the youths have turned to committing crimes in the country, Liberia’s prison facilities are becoming overcrowded and the justice system is facing lots of challenges in dealing with pre-trial cases, and so the best they can do now is to release prisoners with good behaviors to vibrant leadership heads within their various communities for rehabilitation into the Society.
Meanwhile Minister Dean has clarified that the joint security Teams are now increasing their night patrols around the city of Monrovia, meant to track down criminals attempting to harm peaceful citizens.
He urged everyone to help the joint Security Teams in the country by identifying criminal gangs in their various areas, so that government’s efforts to fight crimes against humanity in the various communities will be enhanced. ANALYSIS
It can be recalled over the past few years prior to coming to power of the CDC led administration, several high profile murders involving prominent personalities have occurred in Liberia without the Police finding any solution to apprehend the perpetrators, . They include the murder of Harry A Greaves a former LPRC Managing Director whose mutilated body was found at a local beach, Counselor Michael Allison whose remains were also gathered at the beach.
Moreover, a health worker Mr. Scott who body was spotted behind the JFK and the AME Zion University student who was killed with a scissors by a boyfriend Francis Wesseh at Lakpazzee, Airfiled Sinkor. As for the ex-Press Union of Liberia (PUL) boss, he mysteriously fainted while delivering a speech and after 2 days he cannot open his eyes and was rushed to Phebe Hospital near Gbarnga, Bong County and pronounced dead. WE hope things will improve under Pres. Weah’s pro-poor agenda administration. By Kermu O.Massaquoi