Bong County: Family of Murdered Child Plea for Justice

By: Matalay Kollie, Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, Bong County: Families of little Awalayah Korkollie are pleading for justice in the alleged murder case of their late son. Little Awalayah Korkollie met his untimely demise Wednesday, October 25, 2023 after he had gone missing for couple of days. He was later discovered dead in an open septic tank in the Sugar Hill Community in Gbarnga, Bong County, where he had lived with his parents prior to his disappearance.

Following the discovery of the victim remains, the Liberia National Police, Bong Detachment set up a fifteen-man coronal jury to examine the caused of death. Findings from the jury report revealed a foul play on the minor. Indicating, the extraction of body parts and bruises on his face and body.

Launching investigation into the matter, the Bong County Police Detachment apprehended a suspect link to the child’s murder. The 32-year-old man identified as Cruvice Hudge was investigated, charged and forwarded to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga for trial.

However, speaking to our reporter in the county recently, Motima Kollie, Uncle to the deceased on behalf of the family said since suspect Hudge was forwarded to court, the case is yet to be scheduled for hearing.

According to Motima, efforts have been applied by families of tittle Awalayah to inquire from the court concerning the case, but to no avail.

Motima Kollie is also appealing to the Justice system of Liberia, especially Court actors in Bong County under the watch of President Joseph Boakia to launch a full-skill investigation into the alleged murder trial of their late son in order to serve him the needed Justice.

Meanwhile, when contacted to ascertain the status of the case, Bong County Attorney Jonathan Flomo assured the families that justice will be served in the matter.

Attorney Flomo added that another suspect name Moses Flomo is currently being detained at the Gbarnga Central Prison awaiting trial. He then called on family members of the late Awalayah to be patient and give chance to investigators to do their job.

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