As Court Summons Darius Dillon for Libel, Youngest Brother Faces Murder Charge

Mr. Darius Dillon

As the Civil Law Court issued a Writ of Summons on Abraham Darius Dillon, Vice Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party to respond a libel complaint filed by a group calling itself Plebians Common People of Liberia, his brother Oliver Dillon has been charged for murder.

According to the group, Dillon posted a video of them on Facebook and formulated falsehood and malicious story, accusing them of training militia men and rebels to be used by the Government of Liberia as death squad.

The group has sued Dillon for US$5,000.00 in damages for the “mental pain, distress and injury” he has caused them. He is expected to appear before the Civil Law Court on June 17, 2019 to answer to the suit.

In a related development Police in Monrovia have charged Oliver P. Dillon, Coordinator for Decentralization at the Ministry of Transport, with ‘Murder’.

According to the charge sheet from the Liberia National Police (LNP), Dillon was arrested for allegedly killing a man identified as Emmanuel Koffa.

Sources have reliably informed the independent probe newspaper, that Dillon is currently at the Monrovia Central Prison, where he will spend his fist night.

Oliver Dillon, younger brother of Montserrado County Senatorial hopeful, in the ensuing bi-election, Abraham Darius Dillon.

Mr. Oliver Dillon

According to the police charged sheet, Defendant Dillon stabbed the victim Emmanuel Koffa, twice in his chest when the victim and two others to be identified engaged defendant Oliver Dillon in a fist fight in the darkness.

The charge sheet further read that defendant Dillon in possession of a scissor in aggression and malice intent stabbed victim Emmanuel Koffa with the scissor resulting into his death.

Police investigation further revealed that victim Emmanuel Koffa, along with two others unidentified persons encountered defendant Oliver Dillion, at the car parked of the home of the defendant, along the supermarket community, adjacent the Jetty Trading Corporation, when he attempted getting his reading glasses and cell phones which were forgotten in his vehicle.

There has been no word from the defendant or the Dillion family on the charge of murder.

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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.