21 September 2017

Liberia: Hunter Shoots Man to Death

Police in Grand Gedeh County, southeast Liberia are investigation a traditional hunter who reportedly shot and killed a 32-year-old man before dawn on Tuesday, 19 September.

Report from the county says the victim had gone into the bush with a flashlight to pick wollor, a local seed used to prepare soup when the suspect Eric Towah saw the light from a distant and inadvertently took him for an animal and instantly discharged his single barrel gun, leaving the victim crying, "Oh! You kill me--O."

The victim, who has been identified as a nephew of suspect Eric, was brought to town and rushed to hospital, but died subsequently, according to state broadcaster, LBS.

The suspect is currently in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, facing police interrogation.The situation of hunters mistaking human beings in the forest for animals and firing at them is common in most areas of rural Liberia, taking innocent lives.

Liberia, endowed with rain forest, has various species of widelife, including elephants, monkeys, dear, and ground hog, among others that are killed by hunters both for consumption and commercial purpose.

The country has a reserved site, Sarpo National Park, in Sinoe County that has some of these species and restricted from the public.

Liberia

Claims of Foul Play Make Parties Hesitant to Choose Sides in Runoff Poll

The barrage of suspected electoral fraud and irregularities has made political parties who did not make it to the runoff… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The New Dawn. 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 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 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.