Why Murder All Over? -And Who’re The Kingpin Entrepreneurs in Gruesome And Mysterious Killings? Another Moment Of Despair

Commentary     

Since President George M. Weah remarked, and little did he realize the far reaching impact and consequences it would

Television Camera (CCTV), besides reports about the ongoing numerous mysterious ritual killings throughout the country, some unknown perpetrators have now elected to open an avenue where wave of murdering people in their own homes or residences is becoming the latest fashion as police struggle to arrest would-be suspects, and bring them in for investigation, and if found culpable, sent to court for prosecution, to allay the rapidly growing and alarming fear and threat currently overwhelming the country.

However, while it is stated that he who keeps his tongue, saves his life; the President’s statement some time ago; when crimes could not permit the people the comfort of safety and the beauty of protection about citizens owning CCTV, was not only an affront to them (people) who are craving very hard on bended knees to  just breathe in a country  where the economy is  irresponsive to the accommodation of their(citizens’) wellbeing; with no jobs and available opportunities to make ends meet, despite the constitution gives the citizens the right to seek happiness, which must be provided for the governed, from the governors (leaders) predicated on mutual contract of obligation enshrined in the organic law of the land;  did not go down well at all with them (people), as pundits concluded that it (President’s statement for citizens to own CCTV in their respective homes)  was tantamount to putting more gasoline in an already blazing flame, when in fact, it is the bounding constitutional obligation of the government to provide maximum security  or avenues for its citizens and to equally create the enabling environment wherein all can enjoy the fruits of  safety, security and protection.

Moreover, political observers have, for now, translated the President’s statement for people to purchase CCTV to beef up their respective security as throwing jab at them (citizens/people), when in fact they have not the means to purchase even a transistor radio, let alone have asset to electricity to power the CCTV gadget besides the elites and the privileged few, who can overly afford the latter while still enjoying the luxury of assigned bodyguards to them and their respective residences 24/7,  providing maximum protection which covers their entire house-holds, would not  and do not feel the desperate security obstacles and grave pains and pinches the people endured always.

Make no mistake, the people are currently going through difficult times in their own country; with so many going to bed on empty stomach all because there is just no ways and means to lay their hands on something to at least bite on, and in the same vein, most common and defendless citizens in the country, cannot afford to sleep soundly as criminals are all over, rampaging and   inflicting death, terror, mayhem and uneasiness for them, while making away with their hard earned belongings.

While seriously worrying about the unnecessary and wanton killings throughout the country with the added dimension of being brutally murdered at homes, many people, appearing very confused, disillusioned and disturbed, are nervously wondering why murder all over the place, and who are the kingpin entrepreneurs behind such gruesome and mysterious killings  causing the police profound sleepless night without  tracking down any suspects to restore hope, trust, confidence and a moment of peaceful calm and relief to the overly frightened people, in the security networks.

Until the government can take the unhindered lead by robustly bringing to justice, those culpable for the mysterious murdered of some citizens, Liberians remain very low-spirited and overwhelmed with perpetual fear for their safety and security, which is solely the responsibility of the government.

Challenging the government to lead by example, march words with deeds, and be very pragmatic in demonstrating impartiality and fearlessly, in executing the law with emphasis on arresting and punishing, in keeping with due process of the killers of so many resourceful citizens, and by extension, all other Liberians victimized by such nefarious individuals, should not continue of be stamped with a lackadaisical notion.

According to the people, they are still worried and gravely concerned and perplexed about the mysterious and quizzical demise of the four auditors; the murdered son the late President William V.S. Tubman, John H. Tubman and the son of the late President William R. Tolbert, Liberia’s Peace Ambassador William Richard Tolbert, lll, with police report alleging that Tolbert’s death could be homicide; but  later on Wednesday, November3, 2021 in an interview with TRUTH 96.1 FM Radio Station in Monrovia through its (police’s) spokesman Moses Carter, noted that the act was murder including  an employed Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) lady who was also found dead in her house in Brewerville, was also an act of murder along with a chain of reported ritual killings all over the country, had not been thoroughly adjudicated and those responsible for the commissioning of such barbaric acts have not been arrested, tried and sentenced; to serve as deterrent for other potential would-be elements; it is becoming very frustrating to say the least; as often said, delays are dangerous; and therefore if the deaths of the victims cannot be handled, pundits are wondering whether Liberia will sooner than later transform into a mortuary before the government can begin to show some serious action of having the cases  dealt with in the court without fear or favor? But the Police’s spokesman pointed out that the police is investigating the cases involving Tolbert, lll and the murdered immigration lady of late.

At the same time, the various news outlets continue to reports stories about mysterious killings of people around the country, with police saying, while it is impossible for them to be everywhere simultaneously, and cannot disclose for now, pertinent factors of its ongoing investigation, it is working closely with the various community policing in investigating some of the cases.

From the strike of any imagination, the citizens deserve far much better than how they are being treated by their government in the embodiment of the police. In times like these, the highest top brass of the police including the Minister of Justice, the voice of authority, should be hosting regular press briefings and sometime, news conferences to keep the people abreast regarding latest development and progress made in the interim about reported cases, and the way forward to allay the fear, and restore hope and trust in the police for being in charge of the  committed crimes (killings); instead of being mute and throwing everything out to the spokesman who is obviously very limited to say what could be obtaining from within, and by that, the people just don’t want to be lectured far from the reality that is not sanctioned by the top brass in whom they could believe and also hold liable, if things are not what they have said.

-Writes GDJ

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