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|Published on August 28, 2008||Email To Friend Print Version
By: Folo-Glagba Korkollie in Bassa
A mysterious death involving a lady has occurred in Diablae Statutory District (electoral district #1) in Grand Bassa County, with several local authorities linked.
According to information gathered by our correspondent in the county, the mournful incident occurred on Wednesday, July 23 this year in Lloydsville Township in the statutory District.
The lady, Madam Mary Whea, a widow of the late Samuel Whea, was taken out of her house by some men and layer reported dead.
At least ten persons including Zoes, Elders and other citizens of the Diablae Statutory District in Lower Grand Bassa County are reportedly tied to the mysterious death of Mary Lloyd Whea.
The case was first investigated by the Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in the county, headed by deputy inspector Sylvester Tarpeh, and dismissed.
Not pleased with the CID’s ruling, the family of the deceased refilled the case to the County Attorney Karvin Zogan who referred the case to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headed by Col. Vah Padmore.
A daughter of the deceased, Elizabeth Whea, narrated that on Wednesday Mr. Charles Boye Day entered their premises and called her mother and reportedly took her away.
Madam Whea explained that attempt to follow them failed as Mr. Day pushed her back in their room, saying “if you follow your mother you will experience the same weight she will bear”.
She said after few hours, Attorney Togba and Karnwea Russell brought back the corpse of her mother and told her daughter that the deceased’s late husband’s ghost killed her.
She said based on this she quickly raised alarm and people came around to see the corpse of her mother.
Mr. Day has however denied the allegations describing it as “false, misleading and intended to tarnish his reputation.”
He told a gathering that they (he and others) were in the Poro Society meeting when Elizabeth Whea raised alarm that her mother was sick and they went to her rescue.
He disclosed that when they arrived at the house they poured water on the lady believed to be in her late 50s but was later pronounced dead.
He explained that the head of the Sandi Society was mandated to bathe the remains of the late Mary Whea and later took her body to the Luther Funeral Home in Margibi County for Funeral attention.
Also explaining to the investigators, Anthony Togba admitted that it was the ghost of the late Samuel Whea that hunted and killed his widow.
Martha Conoe also admitted that before bathing the body, there was mud and dirt in her hair and other parts of her naked body.
Meanwhile, the investigation continues to ascertain the actual circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of Mary Lloyd Whea and those responsible for the death.