Police in Grand Cape Mount County has arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend identified as Sonnie Tipayson in the Clara town Community. Suspect Sylvester Tarpeh Davis allegedly escaped the crime scene shortly after the act in Monrovia and ran to western Liberia, Grand Cape Mount County. He was later arrested by Police officers assigned in that region.
Over the weekend, Police officers in Tienne, arrested the suspect and transferred him to the headquarters of the LNP from where he will be charged and sent to court for trial. It can be recalled that on November 28, 2014 in Clara town Bushrod Island, the suspect allegedly murdered his girlfriend and hid her corpse in a barrel in their room.
After his escape, the suspect was arrested following a tip off from residents in Grand Cape Mount County, where he had been hiding since the incident. According to the LNP, the murders of ‘lovers’ have occurred twice this year and all the alleged perpetrators have been arrested in Grand Cape Mount County.
The LNP is calling on communities to report murder suspects to the police for investigation, as the LNP will prosecute anybody who violates the law of Liberia by harboring criminals. The police added that all citizens should cooperate and inform the LNP when they see any strange person in their communities.
It can be recalled that the family of the late Tipayson reported her mysterious death on the same day she was murdered to the police. Tipayson is the second child of her parents. Upon the commission of the alleged crime, the suspect dumped the victim’s body in their room in a barrel and hurriedly escaped. The suspect is said to have lived with the victim and her parents for a long time, and the family expressed shock over his action.