A Liberian teenage based group, Girls Alliance For Future Leadership has disclosed in Monrovia that it will us this year June 16, the Day of the African Child observance to remember and honor the late Angel Tokpa who was reportedly hanged to death in Monrovia few years ago.
Making the disclosure to reporters in Monrovia, the group’s advocacy officer, Faith Saar said the death of the late Angel Tokpa remains a nightmare to Liberian girls, especially those she considered from impoverished communities in Monrovia.
Ms. Saar further disclosed that her organization is at the verge of transforming the nightmare of the late Angel Tokpa into opportunities for girls from impoverished parts of the country.
Speaking further to reporter, Ms. Saar said holding such program in honor of the late Tokpa will mitigate grieve that friends and families are enduring since her demise.
Hans Williams and Mardea Paykou were arrested in January 2008 by the Liberia National Police (LNP) after the death of the 13-year Angel Tokpa, a relative of Mardea and who until her death, lived with the couple as a foster daughter.
In 2010 both Hans Williams and Mardea Paykou received a guilty verdict and were sentenced to death by hanging. The ruling was made by Judge Blamo Dixon, presiding judge of Criminal Court ‘B’ at the Temple of Justice at the time.
This year’s Day of the African Child message will be delivered by veteran educator Sister Mary Laurene Browne, under the theme “Justice for Girls Accelerating the recovery process achieving equality”.