Report emanating from Margibi County says the Liberia National Police received in its custody a 31-year-old man for alleged killing.

According to information gathered from the county, the 31 year old man, Abraham Wento, turned himself over to the Liberia National Police in Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County, for allegedly killing a 14 year old girl, only identified as Grace, in Margibi County. Wento said he could not control his guilt after committing the act to the innocent child and as such he said it was necessary to give in to police for the law to take its course.

Abraham who admitted to the commission of the crime said he did the act for money to travel out of the country that did not materialize.

Mr. Wento told journalists that, he regrets his actions and therefore ask the family members of little grace to forgive him.

The unending news of killing of people, especially children are troubling issues of major concern that must be addressed by authorities of the Liberian Government particularly the Ministry of Justice through the Liberia National Police. These secret killings and abduction of children have critical implications including scaring investors away and also has an avert effect on the country’s relationship with western nations.

Admittedly, we cannot live in a nation where people will continue to live in fear for their own lives and the lives of their children. We demand appropriate action from the Liberian Government to ensure that these situations are adequately address by this very government because we cannot allow our country to retrogress after all the gains in recent years.

That is why we are calling on state authorities to act now against these unwholesome killings around the country and ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their action.

Undoubtedly, our nation is not, and can never be a friendship club where people who violate the law are protected; we demand action to be taken against the perpetrators in no uncertainty.

It is a known fact that our women and children are no longer living in peace because of the constant harassments and killings that are ongoing on throughout the country. Let the government protect her citizens because it is a fiduciary duty of government to its citizens. This is why officials of government are oath to protect their citizens regardless of their status, tribal background or religion.

We are raising these issues because we as citizens of this great nation have and continue to strive for peace and we do not want anything that will be counterproductive to the peace for which we fought over 15 years.   Again, we call on the Government of Liberia to act now by discouraging these unnecessary killings and abduction of children and women because in all fairness, this is not helping our country but only intended to damage our country’s image, discourage investors and other international partners. That is our plea and we hope that the appropriate authorities heed to this warning.

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