20 February 2013

Liberia: Ritualistic Killing Rocks Grand Kru

Reports gathered from the Global News Network (GNN), an online news organ, suggest that the County of Grand Kru is currently being rocked by tension emanating from alleged ritualistic killing of a female resident.

The woman identified as Getrude Wleh, who happened to be a mother of 12 children went missing some times ago, and lifeless body was later following intensive search.

The victim who was reportedly discovered about a week ago was tied with her private part removed, while part of her head cutoff.

The GNN quoted its reporter in the area as saying that tension flared when a twelve-year old boy, named as Jackson Dopoe, reportedly confessed the names of the alleged doers including a lawmaker, who was not named also.

The deceased woman, according to GNN, was allegedly sold by her husband, also identified as Augustine Wleh to the suspected murderers on grounds that the woman constantly denied him in bed.

Dopoe is quoted as confessing the name of a lawmaker who claimed to have masterminded the brutal killing of the victim.

The incident took place in Selorken, which allegedly happens to be hometown of the lawmaker, and that the situation has reportedly created fears amongst residents in the county, as this is not the first time the county is rocked by such incident.

However, the report said a local magistrate is being detained in connection to the killing of the woman.

Besides, ten other persons including the twelve-year old boy are currently being interrogated by local law enforcement authorities in Barclayville, the administrative seat of the County.

Copyright © 2013 The New Republic Liberia. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.