16 May 2013

Liberia: Ex-LURD 'General' Indicted for Death Threat

An ex-General of the erstwhile Liberia United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) and three others have been indicted for allegedly threatening to kill one Mrs. Cecelia Woduweleh.

Mr. Habasi Donzo, chatting with judicial reporters, described himself as an ex-General of LURD. He allegedly issued the threats in Jacob Town, Paynesville during a land conflict between him and complainant Woduweleh.

The Grand Jurors of Monsterrado County sitting in the November Term 2011, indicted the former rebel general for allegedly committed the crime of terroristic threats, a felony of the third degree.

According to the two-page indictment on September 9, 2011, Mr. Donzo along with three others went into the yard of Mr. and Mrs. Woduweleh where they allegedly threatened to kill them for their own land.

The indictment said, "You Mr. and Mrs. Woduweleh, we are building our fence. If you call yourselves landowners, you get outside. We will kill you."

The indictment further claimed that General Donzo also said, "Gentleman, your get hard and if anyone make an attempt your kill that person".

The indictment also said the Co-Defendant and others were seen with cutlasses, diggers and other deadly weapons at about 9:00pm at Mr. and Mrs. Woduweleh's yard but cloud not come out because of fear.

Meanwhile Mr. Donzo and others have since denied all charges are expected to stand trial later at the Criminal Court "B" Temple of Justice.

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