19-Yr-Old Boy Allegedly ‘Kills’ Former Armed Forces of Liberia Soldier


Monrovia – A 19-year-old boy has been charged with murder for killing an ex-officer of the Armed Forces of Liberia.

Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo/ [email protected]

According to Police charge sheet, suspect Troy Nelson “purposely, intentionally and criminally stabbed victim Emmanuel Oldman Gbarbo on his neck with a black handle kitchen knife on October 30, 2016.

On said date, around 10-11:00am victim Garbo, suspect Nelson and his mother (Madam KorpoTarnue) were engaged in an argument which resorted trading of insults.

Police investigation revealed that while victim Garbo and mother were arguing, suspect Nelson who is the son to madam Tarnue came in defense of his mother and started to argue with the victim; in the interim, victim Garbo hit suspect Nelson and he fell to the ground.

Police investigation established that suspect Tarnue then ran to his house for a knife and stabbed victim on the neck and escaped the scene.

The Police said the victim was taken to John F. Kennedy Hospital where he was seeking treatment but later died.

Early this year Defendant Isaac Davis, a resident of the Perry Street Community in central Monrovia, was arrested by Police for allegedly stabbing his friend identified as Boimah Fahnbulleh on the left side of his neck with a sharp object, believed to be a knife, resulting to his death.

The Police charge sheet stated that the defendant and the deceased were friends who used to go out together, adding that the defendant borrowed a memory chip from the deceased to use in his phone but failed to return it.

According to the charge sheet, argument ensued when the deceased asked for his chip. It later escalated to a fist fight which prompted the defendant to stab the deceased to death.

The Police charge stated that after the defendant stabbed his friend, he tried to escape but was arrested by the Police and turned over for investigation.

During Police investigation, defendant Davis admitted committing the crime of murder.

He is currently awaiting court trial.