The NEWS (Monrovia)

4 February 2013

Liberia: Girl, 17, Sets House Ablaze in Gbarpolu

A four-bed room house once used by the Liberia Action Party (LAP) was in Gbarpolu County was set ablaze by a 17-year-old girl identified as Patience Gbemeh.

Information gathered by this paper revealed that Patience Gbemeh decided to burn the house of her grandmother following the grandmother's refusal to allow she and her boyfriend to live together.

The information further divulged that Oldma Deddeh advice Patience against living with her boyfriend on grounds that the boyfriend already has a girl living with him. She insisted that her granddaughter was under age and that she should not live with a man.

Apparently, this statement from her grandmother did not go down well with Patience who chose that the only option she had was to burn the house as a means of rendering the family homeless to enable her dream come true.

A police officer from the Bopolu Police Detachment only identifies Kollie told The NEWS that Patience has been arrested and was undergoing investigation.

According to officer Kollie, Patience has reportedly admitted to the act and asked her family for pardon. He said the individual who Patience decided to live with is a gold miner residing in Henry Town, Gbarpolu County.

Officer Kollie narrated that the individual was also arrested but later released by the police on ground that he (Patience's boyfriend) had relationship with other girls as well.

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