Liberia: Man, 54, Father Of 12 Children, Hangs Himself In Wee District


Wee District, Grand Bassa — Several citizens in Wee District could not withhold their tears after the lifeless body of a 54-year-old man identified as James Mardin, was discovered dangling on a rope at his residence.

By Elton Wroinbee Tiah, [email protected], Contributor

Family sources told FrontPageAfrica that the incident occurred on the morning of Wednesday, February 17, in Gbaynee’s Town, Wee Statutory District, Grand Bassa County.

According to reports, a family member who had gone to see him raised the alarm after he was discovered hanging on a rope by informing the community leader, who informed the police. 

The Crime Services Division (CSD) of the Liberian National Police (LNP), upon arrival setup a 15-man coronal juror to conduct search on the victim’s corpse.

The jurors’ report after the vigorous search indicated that there was no foul played on the corpse of the victim. 

Handwritten note left by James Mardin

The remains of the victim was immediately turned over to the family.

Inspector Isaac S. Dueh Jr., Deputy County Commander of the Crimes Services Division in Wee District, told reporters that the deceased had left a note stating: “No one should hold my wife nor his children responsible for his death. 

“I killed himself because I was being persistently tormented by evil spirit because I was doing the will of God to make peace between Christians and Muslims,” the CSD District Commander quoted.

Inspector Dueh furthered quoted the deceased as saying his body shouldn’t be embalmed and he should be buried “immediately”.

The deceased’s request was buttressed by his wife, who pleaded with the authority to honor her husband’s request or will.

Mrs. Baby D. Mardin said she and her late husband were legally married and they have 12 children. The victim and his Wife lived happily in Wee District until his departure, neighbors said.