5 Sent to Court in Liberian Footballer’s Mother’s Death
Monrovia – The Liberian National Police (LNP) has announced that five persons have been sent to court in relation to the murder of Liberian International footballer Theo Weeks’ mother, Mrs. Lydia Lewis Weeks.
Report by Christopher C. Walker 00231777898224 / 00231886520824 [email protected]
A release from the LNP on Thursday, April 23, 2019, said they arrested, investigated and charged suspects Alphonso Egan, 19 and Amadu S. Dolleh, 38, with Criminal Facilitation and Aiding Consummation of Crime, while suspects Jah Walker, 23, Tito David, 24 and Lawrenzo Robinson, 35, were charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Armed Robbery and Murder, for allegedly armed robbing victim Lydia Lewis Weeks of the R-2 Community, Margibi County.
The Liberia professional player’s mother was early April 10, 2019 murder by unknown men who broke in to her house.
The LNP release said, “The three suspects gained entry through the victim’s kitchen window, shot the victim and made away with one black flat screen Samsung TV, valued at US$1,500, one black Microsoft phone- US$520, one HP Laptop value forth coming and an unspecified amount of cash both in United States dollars and Liberian dollars.”
“During investigation with the suspects, it was established that suspect Alphonso Egan, alias ‘Teddy-Ride,’ provided a pistol, which was used in the commission of the crime, while suspect Amadu S. Dolleh, alias Adebayor, admitted the purchase of the black flat screen Samsung TV and the black Microsoft phone.”
Due to the severity of the victim’s injury, she was taken to the ELWA Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival by the nurse on duty, police report said.
During investigation conducted with suspects Jah Walker, alias ‘Jah’, Tito David, alias ‘petit marine’ and Lawrenzo Robinsin, alias ‘Power More’, they also admitted to the commission of the armed robbery and murder, and have been sent to the Margibi Magisterial Court for prosecution.
Criminal facilitation and aiding consummation of crime are in violation of Chapter 10, and 12, section 10.2 and section 12.5 of the revised penal code of the Republic of Liberia, while Criminal Conspiracy, Armed Robbery and Murder are in violation of Chapter 10, 15 and 14, section 10.4, sub-chapter C, section 15.32 and section 14.1 of the revised penal code of the Republic of Liberia.
The murder of Madam Weeks is the first of its kind in Liberia for a footballer’s parent to be killed in such manner.
It’s yet to be established why the suspects murdered Theo’s mother.
Weeks is a Liberian international footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Alki Oroklini, a Cypriot football club in Cyprus. Weeks has played 25 times for Liberia as both a defensive and attacking midfielder and scored one goal for the Lone Star.