Police Arrests Darius Dillon’s Brother for ‘Murder’ – Updated

Oliver P. Dillon being led by court security out of court

Monrovia – The Liberia National Police (LNP) has arrested and forwarded to court the Coordinator for Decentralization at the Ministry of Transport, Mr. Oliver P. Dillon, for allegedly killing a man identified as Emmanuel Koffa.

Report by Augustine T. Tweh -00231770182298 / [email protected]

Oliver Dillon is said to be one of the younger brothers of Mr. Abraham Darius Dillon, who is a known critic of the government and President George Manneh Weah, himself.

Defendant Oliver Dillon was charged with the crime of murder and has been incarcerated at the Monrovia Central Prison, commonly known as South Beach awaiting court trial.

He was sent to prison Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Oliver P. Dillon is the current Coordinator for Decentralization at the Ministry of Transport.

According to the police charged sheet, Defendant Dillon stabbed the victim Emmanuel Koffa twice in his chest when the victim (Koffa) and two others to be identified engaged him (Dillon) in the darkness with scissor with aggression and malice intent.

The charged sheet also identified the victim as a truck conductor, who used to be a car loader at the Barnesville Junction.

The charged also revealed that the vicinity in which Defendant Dillon encountered the victim and two others is noted for notorious crime.

Mr. Oliver P. Dillon, a younger brother of Mr. Darius Dillon, who is a known critic of President George Manneh Weah’s administration

“Investigation further revealed that the accused usually parked his vehicle opposite Jetty Trading Corporation at Supermarket along the Somalia Drive. He and his fiancée were victimized by robbers on separate occasions. On April 12, 2019 suspect Dillon parked his vehicle around 12 mid-night and went to his house.

While at home, he decided to use his computer but could not find his reading glasses and one of his cell phones and then realized that he forgot them in his vehicle that was parked.

Suspect Dillon decided to go back to his car for his phone and reading glasses. While leaving his house, he took a long knife with him,” the charged sheet said.

The charged sheet added that after defendant Dillon pulled out the knife and stabbed the victim twice on his left breast, the two others alleged accomplices fled the scene.

“The action of suspect Dillon to stab the victim twice on his left breast indicated that he (Oliver Dillon) intended killing the victim”

In view of the foregoing facts and circumstances surrounding the case, coupled with witness’ statement as well as suspect Oliver Dillon’s voluntary statement of admission, this investigation has resolved to charge suspect Oliver Dillon with the crime of murder, pending court trial”.

The charge sheet further revealed that the alleged act of Defendant Dillon is in violation with chapter 14, section 14.2 of the Penal Law of Liberia, which provides: “A person is guilty of murder if he/she purposely or knowingly causes the death of another human being.”