The Informer (Monrovia)

18 February 2013

Liberia: Police Arrests Murder Suspect in Margibi

Police in Kakata, Margibi County have arrested suspect Johnson Momo Kollie, the alleged murderer of one Esther Flomo at the Melton Farm in Cinta Township.

Speaking in an interview with reporters in Margibi County, the Chief Superintendent of Police, Frederick Nepaye, said suspect Johnson Momo Kollie was arrested during the early morning hours on Tuesday, February 9, 2013 in the Bassa Community in Kakata.

Prior to his recent arrest for murder, suspect Johnson Kollie was charged with the crime of criminal attempt to rape, but later released by the Kakata Magisterial court on a LD12,000.00 (twelve thousand Liberian dollars bill).

It can be recalled that on January 12, 2013, the body of Esther Flomo was discovered in a nearby bush in the Melton Farm area in Cinta Township with several body parts missing.

Police Chief Superintendent Frederick Nepay said the police is gathering detailed information that will form part of the preliminary investigation before formally forwarding them to court for prosecution.

However, police forensic investigation analysis from the death of victim Esther Flomo strongly indicates a similarity in identity, to the murderer of another victim in August of 2012 by the name of Korto Beyan, in Vartekeh town in Larkayta Township on the Kakata - Bong Mines highway.

It is also alleged that after killing Esther Flomo, he (suspect Kollie) also attempted killing one Lemu Johnson, apparently to destroy evidence of wicked ordeal; but was unsuccessful and soon exposed, when she, (Lemu) raised an alarm for rescue.

When asked directly, the suspect admitted to have being the one responsible for the brutal killing of Esther Flomo, but never acted alone.

Suspect Kollie at age 18, said he was part of a criminal group known as "Anti- International Group" or AIG, which comprises of several individuals in Kakata and other parts of the county.

Suspect Johnson Kollie said he got his demonic powers from a ring he got from the banks of the Borlor River some seven years ago.

He said after obtaining the ring, he was asked on several occasions to kill his mother but refused to do so.

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