Man, 30, Found Dead in Gbarnga, Bong County

By Matalay Kollie, Bong County Correspondent

LELEKPAYEA, April 21, 2024: The lifeless body of an unidentified man believed to be in his early 30s has been discovered in an unfinished building in Lelekpayea Community, Gbarnga City, Bong County.

Lelekpayea is situated in District#3 Jorquelleh around Duala Market, along the Ganta Highway.

An eyewitness account has it that the unidentified individual met his untimely demise after being accused of criminality, but was not seen with what he was accused of stealing.

Explaining to our reporter on Sunday, April 21, 2024, a resident of the community, Joe Gorson narrated that the incident happened at about midnight on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

According to Mr. Godson , while in bed, he heard a loud noise of people believed to have been community residents chasing the deceased from the Duala Market region toward his house, a situation that prompted him to go out in the direction of the loud noise.

He furthered that upon his arrival at the incident scene, he met the deceased lying unconscious in a pool of blood with bruises on his skin while those individuals who may have committed the act were seen escaping the scene. He added that he could not identify anyone in the group because everyone was on an escape route at the time of his arrival on the crime scene.

Moreover, Mr. Gorson who is a Community Radio journalist in Bong County told our reporter that after everyone had escaped the incident scene, he was later joined by three community dwellers who had also followed the noise from the crowd but they all left due to darkness.

Joe Gorson further explained that he and other community dwellers returned to the accident scene in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 21, 2024, at which time they saw the deceased at the point of death; a situation that led them to call on the Liberia National Police Bong Detachment and other community leaders.

Meanwhile, Joe Gorson added that upon the arrival of the Police and community leaders, a fifteen-man jury was constituted by the LNP Bong Detachment to physically examine the body.

According to him, a report from the jury team was not read to the public, but the police promised to present the jury report to the Gbarnga City Cooperation for onward actions. As it stands, the body of the deceased is still on the crime scene and yet to be identified by any family members.

Mr Gorson sums to two, the death of the unidentified individuals in the community in recent months.

Photo Credit: Journalist Ruben Dolo

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