Police Launch All-out Search and Rescue Mission for Missing Tubman University Student – Latest Liberian News
PLEEBO, MARYLAND COUNTY – Police in Maryland and Grand Kru Counties have launched a joint search and rescue mission for a missing student of Tubman University identified as Amos Wesseh.
Wesseh, 28, left his Zone 8 home in Pleebo City, the commercial hub of Maryland on March 4 to transport his sister’s goods to Sinoe County on his private motorbike, but since then has not been seen, according to one of his sisters Veronica Wesseh.
Speaking to K-news in Plebo, Veronica said, when her brother arrived in Barclayville, the Capital of Grand Kru County, he informed her via mobile phone. However, after he passed by Barclayville, a heavy downpour of rain made him to stop at a roadside tent to protect the goods including baking flower and sugar from the rain.
The distance from the tent to the nearby town, Geeken is about an hour walk, she said. But since the last call, Veronica said the family has not gotten in contact with her brother and he is nowhere to be seen.
She explained that in the wake of the incident, the police at the Geeken checkpoint confirmed that they saw four men at midnight carrying two motorbikes with one of the bikes belonging to her missing brother. And one of the men, she said, was identified by the police is a local businessman in the area who sells cow meat and has been arrested.
She further said while the police continue their search, as Christians, the family members have been visiting several prayer groups in search of divine revelation to the whereabouts of their brother, and were told that he was still alive but is being tied up by his captives in unknown area.
“We have been going to prayers places. But anywhere we go, they can tell us that out brother is still living, but we should continue praying. I am calling on everyone who listening to me, to please pray for my brother. Since Saturday, I have not seen my brother yet,” she said with eyes soaked with tears.
Meanwhile, the Police have confirmed to K-news that 50 young men have been searching the Buah forest in search of Wesseh.
It can be recalled earlier in 2022, a 38-year-old woman got missing in Wlowien Town, Karluway District, Maryland County. She was discovered alive after two days, but died three days later.
Earlier this year in January, four children went missing in Barrobo Statutory District, fortunately they were all found alive in the nearby forest following a night search.
K-news correspondent in Maryland said students of Tubman University have expressed fear over the fate of their colleagues and are hopeful that he will be found alive to be reunited with his family and with them on campus.
By Peter P. Toe, Jr., K-news Correspondent in Maryland County