September 21, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: LNP Arrests 2016 Murder Suspect

The Liberia National Police arrested suspect Sam Alieu Kemokai for allegedly murdering victim Mercy Gbagah, 29 years old, on December 4, 2016. This unfortunate incident occurred in the Logan Town community after which the suspect escaped and has been on the run until he was arrested on April 9, 2022.

During police inquiry with the relatives, it was alleged that suspect Sam Alieu Kemokai wasted acid water on the deceased and escaped on December 4, 2016, when the crime was allegedly committed. The deceased relatives further narrated to police investigators that after the accident occurred, the victim was rushed to the JFK Medical hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors on duty.

According to the police, the suspect is in custody at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police undergoing investigation. The police assure the public that no matter how long it takes, they will do their utmost best in digging deep to bring perpetrators to face justice. “It is important for Police investigators to be given time in properly investigating cases, especially homicidal cases, in ensuring that perpetrators do not go with impunity”, the release stated.

The Liberia National Police assured the family of the late Mercy Gbagah that justice will be served.

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