Residents of Low Cost, Power Magazine and Grass field in the East end of Freetown were shocked yesterday when they woke up to find that a man had been gruesomely murdered overnight and the body dumped in a bridge adjacent the SLMC Primary School in the Low Cost Site two Community
The dead man with several machete wounds on his head and body lying in his pool of blood has been identified as Yusuf Kargbo commonly known as “Daddy Water” of 7B Power Magazine and a public transport driver plying the Kissy to Eastern Police station route.
While he was on a night duty yesterday, he decided to take a relax at an Ataya Base around Grass field where he witnessed a situation in which a group of youths who identified themselves as community youth poised to protect lives and properties of the community people.
They allegedly stated that their duty at the Ataya Base was to arrest a man called Momoh purported to be one of those causing mayhem in the community.
While the community youth claimed they were taking Momoh to the police station, the deceased followed to ensure that his friend would be safe.
Nobody has been able to tell what happened next as the man, Momoh who was allegedly arrested has still not been seen and the youths have not been identified.
A friend of the deceased with tears running down his cheek explained to Awoko that the deceased has a wife and three children and that it was in the early hours of yesterday night when he told him about his wife’s illness.
It was then that he said he was going on a night duty with his bus number ACE 500 to raise some money to attend to his wife’s illness and to some pressing family problems.
The councilor of the ward 359 Tyron A.S. Conteh expressed his dissatisfaction over the awful situation adding that it is as a result of poor security network.
He further mentioned that this is not the first occurrence and that similar incidents took place four days ago at Brima Lane and Thunder hill respectively.
However he admonished community members to be watchful at night and always bear their identities for fear of misrepresentation, especially when roaming the community.
He cautioned community youths and the police to be investigative in their daily activities.
Detective Sergeant 1980 Dumbuya I. S. mentioned that no suspect has been arrested at the moment but thorough investigation has been mounted. By Poindexter Sama & William Freeman