Man Called ‘Obassanjo’ Detained For ‘Slashing’ Colleague’s Penis


Monrovia – A man accused of slashing another man penis has been arrested, following a manhunt launched by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) barely a month after he absconded.

The accused Obasanjo was arrested by the Police this week and taken to the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice Wednesday morning where he was briefly arraigned before being taken to the Monrovia Central Prison.

Obassanjo, as he is affectionately called, has been on the run since March 29, 2016 after he was accused of allegedly slashing the penis of another man.

Two other persons who reportedly have a link to the crime identified as Wetee and Sis Deah have already been arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police and are currently in detention at the Monrovia Central Prison pending prosecution.

Court record states that the defendant, along with the two other persons with wicked intention, caused bodily injury on the victim with the intent of murdering him.

The court record furthered that the three defendants connived and beat the defendant, thereby inflicting pains and injuries on his body and in furtherance used a sharp object to cut his penis which caused him to bleed profusely.

A family member of the victim told FrontPageAfrica on the grounds of the Temple of Justice Wednesday that the incident occurred following exchanges between the defendant and the victim when the victim expressed dislike of a romantic affair between the defendant and the victim’s step daughter.

Police alleged that the act of the defendants was being wicked, unlawful, illegal and intentional and also in violation of Section 10.1, 14.20 of the New Penal Law of Liberia the crime the defendant did do and commit.

However, the slashed photograph of the man penis was shown by relatives at the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice when the defendant was arraigned, a situation that aroused much interest at the court.

The three defendants arrested and detained pending prosecution has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and criminal facilitation.

Kennedy L. Yangian [email protected]