Police Begin Search For Murder Suspect In Bong, Detained Man, 48 Allegedly Raping Foster Daughter

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gregory Coleman

Police in Bong County have launched a man hunt for one Abalayah Tokpah, a 33-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed his wife with a single barrel gun.

Tokpah allegedly killed Kortu Mulbah early Sunday morning in Bawoquelleh, Suakoko District.

The head of the Crime Services Department of the Bong County Police Detachment, John Kelenso Flomo told the Liberia News Agency Tokpah escaped into to the bush with the gun after committing the crime.

The actual cause of his alleged action has not been established.

Kelenso explained that more than two hundred men have been mobilized and are currently in the bush to search for the alleged murderer.

Inspector Flomo said the body of the woman has been turned over to her family for burial.

It can be recalled, Moses Porkpah, who is now serving life sentence, shot and killed his wife Doris Nyan with a single barrel gun in Cow Farm, Zota District, Bong County and was arrested few months after he escaped into the bush with the gun.

In a related development, Police in Monrovia has arrested a 48-year- old man, identified as Mohammed S. B. Kamara, has been detained by the Monrovia City Court for allegedly raping his 15-year-old foster daughter.

Defendant Kamara, a resident of the Clara Town Community in Monrovia, was on October 17 arrested by police based upon a complaint filed by the victim’s mother.

She alleged that her daughter was sexually abused by Kamara, her brother-in-law whilst she was on a business trip out of town.

Following his arrest, Kamara was on Monday arraigned before the court to answer to the charges of statutory rape levied against him.

Police records indicate that the victim had been living with her aunt and the husband in Monrovia for over three years.

The report said that Kamara allegedly seized the opportunity to commit the act while his wife was out of town on another business trip.

Police further indicated that the victim admitted in the presence of her parent that her aunt’s husband had sexually abused her several times while the aunt was away.

The victim alleged that Kamara instructed her not to disclose the act to anyone.

Police indicated that medical reports obtained from a local health facility showed that the victim was sexually abused, adding that defendant Kamara then admitted to committing the crime during preliminary investigations.

The defendant who, according to police, pleaded for forgivingness is currently being held at the Monrovia Central Prison pending court trial.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.