By: Christopher Wiah

Monrovia: Some residents of Johnson Street Community in Monrovia on Monday April 4, 2022 intensified a protest action they began several weeks ago, to call for justice into the alleged murder of one of their colleagues, Kolubah Marshall.

Kolubah, a resident of Johnson Street, was allegedly beaten to death by angry mob after being accused of attempting to steal a motorcycle in Vai Town, Bushrod Island-Liberia.

The Protesters were dressed in all black carrying placards depicting different messages including “we want Justice for all, “Justice for Kolubah”, “Stop Mob Violence” and “arrest the killers”, among others.

The protesters demanded speedy investigation and trial into the death of Kolubah, whom they believed was gruesomely killed.

The group spokesperson, Buttressing Tarley, noted that since the alleged incident occurred, there has been no update from the Liberia National Police (LNP) to the family and Liberians regarding investigation. He asserted that it is time the police probe the matter and bring the culprits to justice.

Meanwhile, Police Deputy for Operations Marvin Sackor told the protestors that two persons including Mohammed Kromah and Boakai Passawee have been arrested and charged with murder while another person known as Thomas Blamo is charged with aggravated assault.

The New Penal Code section 14.1 states that “a person is guilty of murder if he Purposely or knowingly causes the death of another human being; or Causes the death of another human being under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
Murder is a felony of the first degree but a person convicted of murder may be sentenced to death or life imprisonment as provided in Sections 50.5 and 51.3.

LNP Chief of Operations Sackor praised the level of civility exhibited by the protesters and invites them to follow the case on Tuesday, April 5, at the temple of justice.

In 14.20 of the New Penal Code 1979, Aggravated assault is a felony of the second degree. A person is of aggravated assault if he Causes serious bodily injury to another purposely, knowingly or recklessly; or Purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.

The protest comes a week after Princess Cooper body was found in a pool of blood behind the FAWAZ building at ELWA. Families and activists are still calling for Justice and the arrest of the culprits.

Mob Justice and secret killings are among most of the recent update of activities in Monrovia and surrounding counties. Many Liberians prefer mob Justice over the rule of Law which is predicated on the lack confidence in the Judiciary system.

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