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Liberian leader abhors ritual killing

afrol News, 3 May - President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf could not hide her disgust against the alleged ritual killing of a five year-old boy, Moses Binda, by two Liberian women.

The incident, which sparked off violence, took place in Bong Mines, 70 km north of the capital Monrovia.

The Liberian President described the both the ritual killing and violence as uncalled for.

Monrovia police on Tuesday said they arrested the two women suspects after they were accusing of killing Moses Binda for ritual purposes. They allegedly extracted some parts of his body and disappeared with them.

The boy’s decomposed body was later found in a pit latrine. His killers tied his hands and dumped his incomplete remains.

Moses Binda was said to have been kidnapped on his way from school last Friday.

The commander of Bong Mines Police Station, who is known only as Children Father, was accused of conniving with the women to kill the young boy.

Angry youths at the weekend took to the streets of Bong Mines, demanding the life body of the missing boy. They went rampage, set up road blocks, took residents of hostage and set the area’s police station on fire.

According to rampaging youths, the violent protest was done to sound bell to the government about the need to properly investigate the mysterious disappearance of Moses. It was also meant to ensure that all those implicated in the scam, including the police commander, face justice.

President Johnson-Sirleaf became so concerned that she visited the area. She shunned the killing and assured that justice must take its course.

In a separate development, the Liberian Justice Ministry said it will deploy riot police in Fire Rubber Plantation which has also been the scene of workers strike.

Frances Johnson Morris, the Justice Minister said that the move is to address the fears of insecurity raised by the Firestone management who accused their staff of fanning the bloody attack the police station in the area.

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