Condemning The Increasing Wave Of Murder


THE HOT PEPPER condemns the increasing number of murders in and around Monrovia and at this time when the Liberian people are supposed to be focused on everything related to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and nowhere near turning on fellow Liberians in homicide. The increasing number of murders does nothing to contribute to containing and ending the situation at hand; contrarily, they only impose unnecessary social burden on the families of the affected, not to mention the immoral loss of life.

ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020, at about 1:15 a.m., in Christian Community, a man believed to be in his early 30s, Fasu Darkpanah, attacked and brutally killed his 78-year old uncle, Augustus Golen-poller Kolleh, a retired postmaster of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, and subsequently stabbed several of his family members, two of whom have been identified as Ma Gorpu Kolleh and Lawrence Kolleh. They are said to be in very critical conditions at a community clinic.

ROOSEVELT ANTHONY MAYANGO Jallah, a community chairman, met his brutal death allegedly at the hands of a man believed to be in his thirties, Abraham Sally, CKA “G-Blazer”, and his accomplices on March 30, 2020, at about 7:00 p.m. Victim Jallah was stabbed to death in the Pipeline Christian Community in Paynesville while he and other community leaders were constructing a self-initiative community bridge, aimed at facilitating free movement of residents, goods and services as the rainy season fast approaches.

THE HOT PEPPER would like to call the Liberian people back to the focus of social security at this very difficult time in our history. We should all be focused and committed to the health protocol of the government in order to stop the escalating COVID-19 cases. The meager resources our government has are all focused on the fight against the viral pandemic; using any of this limited amount on other measures may reduce our chances of winning the fight. We call on our people to stop needlessly turning on one another.

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