The victim of the near-murder that brought to light the dangerous Knowing United Brothers Associated Hood (KUBAH), Daniel Davies alias “DMX”, has raised concern about the whereabouts of the Deputy Director of Police’s bodyguard in the case.
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, a number of KUBAH members, including ringleader Varney Kiazolu alias Azonto, Emmanuel Borbordee, Alex Kollie alias 52, Morris Bah, Emmanuel Tokpa, Boakai Boyce, Wallah Gibson, Nicole Peters and Abu Sheriff alias John Sena, were forwarded to the Monrovia City Court, Temple of Justice, for the crimes of armed robbery, criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and criminal facilitation.
According to the writ of arrest for the culprits, plaintiffs Bobby Johnson, Daniel Davies and Thanks McDonald Iriruaga complaint that during the night of December 2020, up to and including January 6, 2021, at Seny Bar and Suthag Margarita Night Clubs, Monrovia, the defendants, with wicked and criminal intent, purposely connived, conspired and jumped on the private prosecutors with knives, cutlasses and other deadly weapons while they were sitting in the club. They beat and inflicted wounds on their bodies with cutlasses and knives while co-private prosecutor Daniel Davies’ neck was cut, causing him to bleed profusely. “In the process, the said defendants damaged vehicle windshields, stole and took and carried away from their possession several items, to include cash, US$1,800, two bottles of Fonterra wines, one bottle of Kalahari gin, bottles of Carnival gin, four tables, assorted designed lights and other assorted drinks, all valued US$2,925 and L$16,710,” the writ read.
The Stipendiary Magistrate of the court, Jomah S. Jallah, noted in the writ of arrest that the alleged act of the defendants, being unlawful, wicked, illegal and intentional, is in violation of sections 10.4, 10.1, 14.20, 15.5 and 15.32 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.
However, speaking to newsmen at the Temple of Justice, Davies (DMX) expressed concerned about the whereabouts of the bodyguard to the LNP Deputy Director for Administration, LNP-101, Sadatu Reeves, whom he alleged led the KUBAH gang to murder him at Suthag Margarita.
According to Davies, the officer, Arnold Dixon, led the KUBAH Gang to him, and his throat was slit right in his presence, without his doing anything even though he was well-armed that night. He explained that Dixon also told onlookers at the club not to get involved “because he had vested interest in seeing me dead”.
He continued, “Officer Dixon knows very well that I and his boss, Sadatu, are in beef. Since I and her boyfriend, Joe Kpoto, separated ways in business, she has been holding malice against me. She even told people that the day I make a mistake to cross paths with her I’ll be dead.”
Davies said, “This police officer who orchestrated my death plot is nowhere near the case anymore. I was told that he was under police probe, and that was all. Whether the police probe cleared him or not is not mentioned in the police investigation or charge sheet. I expected that he too would be forwarded to court for leading Azonto and his gang to where I was, but it seems like his boss has done all the necessary cover-up for him.”
He lamented the way higher-ups are allegedly using criminal gangs to get even with individuals they have issues with and go unnoticed, and called international organizations in the country, including the Carter Center, the United Nations Human Rights Office, and diplomatic missions as the United States embassy, embassies of Sweden and the United Kingdom, to intervene in strengthening the justice system. He noted that he awaits the court’s verdict in the case and to see whether or not the court will summon officer Dixon because he was as involved as Azonto in his murder attempt. He threatened that he will use every avenue possible to get justice if justice is not served.
The Liberia National Police (LNP), in a statement, noted that officer Dixon was under probe, as the police continues to deeply investigate. They said, based on the findings of the investigation, other investigations are arising, and that they will ensure they reach a logical conclusion in the case. Investigation continues.