Man, 22, Murders Fellow Man for Bajaj Motorbike in Bong County
BONG, Liberia– The Liberia National Police, Bong County Detachment has charged and forwarded James Cole Sumo, 22 to Court for allegedly murdering victim Survivor Faijue Kamara for his motorbike in Yelequelleh District.
According to police preliminary investigation, defendant Sumo reportedly murdered victim Kamara, age 23, on Sunday, July 30 at about 2 pm while en route from Negbelai Town, Yelequelleh District to Gbarnga City Bong County.
Defendant Sumo had asked Victim Kamara to transport him to Gbarnga for LD$900.00 and he consented. However, after reaching a part of the road, defendant Sumo begins to fight Victim Kamara to take away his motorbike.
He strongly resisted, but he pull-out a cutlass and chopped victim Kamara at the back of his neck, concealed his body under a log in a creek along the road, and quickly fled the scene with the bike.
Meanwhile, his arrest follows a 15-member coroner jury established to investigate the situation following the discovery of the victim’s body, according to Fasu V. Sheriff, General Commander of the Liberia National Police-Bong Detachment.
Commander Sheriff told Journalists that Kamara died due to a serious wound inflicted on the back of his neck.
Defendant James Cole Sumo has voluntarily admitted to the commission of the act in the presence of Public Defendant Counselor Mohammed A. Golafallay but refused to locate the crime scene.
He is pleading with the national government for forgiveness; stating that his decision was influenced by the devil.
Meanwhile, defendant James Cole Sumo CKA Kofi has been charged with MURDER, ARMED ROBBERY, and THEFT OF PROPERTY according to Sections 14.1, 15.32 & 15.51 of the New Penal Code of the Republic of Liberia pending trial at the Gbartala Magisterial Court.
By: Albert Fania- K-NEWS Bong County Correspondent