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Bomi County Attorney Assures Fair Trial

-As LNP Releases Accident Report 

Bomi County Attorney, Juma Karnley has assured all parties in the death of an employee of Sime Darby Plantation Liberia fair trial following the release of the final report by the Liberia National Police (LNP).

(L-R) Commissioner Saah, Atty. Karnley       

The Liberia National Police (LNP) released its report into the death of the Grievance Head at Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) over the weekend at a well-attended hall in Klay, Bomi County.

Following the death of the employee, the Liberia National Police launched an immediate investigation into what was initially described as ‘mysterious death’ of Odisa Kollie. Such perception led to unprecedented strike actions at the plantation.

But following investigation into the situation, the Liberia National Police Chief of Public Safety, Commissioner John Saah announced that Kollie did not die as a result of murder, but from a motor accident by a driver (Abraham Bah) of the Malaysian company, Sime Darby. As a result of that, Bah has been charged with ‘reckless driving’.

Commissioner Saah said it was established through the LNP’s investigation that Kollie met his demise as a result of motor accident involving one of the vehicles of Sime Darby Plantation Liberia and a motorbike, contrary to insinuations that he was murdered.

Participants & family members

“Mr. Kollie did not die as a result of murder, Mr. Kollie died as a result of road traffic accident. According to the CID and your own representative you gave us to carry out this investigation, they all examined the body and the fact surrounding the death of Mr. Kollie was not a murder, it was an accident,” commissioner Saah revealed.

However, following the release of this long-awaited report, there were grumblings in the hall as friends and family members expressed frustration.

Meanwhile, the County Attorney of Bomi County, Juma Karnley has assured those aggrieved that they will get fair trial as the report has now been forwarded to court but urged them to provide all the evidences as they prepare for court.

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