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Court Orders Student Advocate Martin Kollie Arrested

By Grace Q. Bryant

The Monrovia City Court has ordered the arrest of the students’ advocate Martin K. N. Kollie for accusing one Bill Tiklo of allegedly masterminding the killings of the two employees of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).

According to the arrest order, the defendant Kollie with malice and wicked intent, purposely did accuse the private Prosecutor of being the one who is responsible for the death of the two persons namely Giftee and Peter that were found dead on broad Street.

The arrest ordered added that the defendent posted on the private Prosecutors page on social media, thereby creating serious embarrassment and subjecting him to hatred and public ridicule.

The arrest maintained, that the alleged act of the defendant being unlawful, wicked, illegal and intentionally in violations of section 14.27 and 18.7 of penal Law of Liberia.

It can be recalled that on October 2, 2020, Albert Peters and Victoria Asmah Lamah (also known as Gifty) were found dead in a parked vehicle belonging to Peters, with Madam Lamah’s vehicle also parked nearby.

Eyewitness accounts indicate that the vehicles were brought to the scene and parked on the early morning of Friday, October 2, by a huge man, wearing a cap.

Amid disclosures by Madam Beatrice Andrews Peters, wife of Albert Peters, that her husband does not stay out late and has not slept out without her prior knowledge in the 25-year period the couple had lived together, families and the public are bewildered by the mysterious deaths of the two and the condition under which their remains were discovered.

Peters was discovered in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in underwear, with one ear cut off and some skin peeled off his body, according to His wife, while Lamah was discovered fully clothed, with even her makeup intact and with a broken neck. As a puzzled public debates the condition in which the two bodies were discovered, many have dismissed the possibility or even relevance of any extra-marital affair between the two. Moreover, expert investigators suggest that the two were murdered elsewhere and their bodies planted in Peters’ vehicle, driven up to Snapper Hill, Broad Street, and parked in front of the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Both Peters and Lamah were ranking employees of the Liberia Revenue Authority, one of Liberia’s integrity institutions, as an assistant commissioner for internal audit and a manager in the Tax Payer Services Division, respectively.

Madam Peters has also dispelled any concern of her husband and Madam Lamah having sexual relations, emphasizing that they have always treated Gifty as a daughter.

Briefing the media on October 5, 2020, Inspector General Sudue acknowledged discovering the bodies of the two LRA officials in a car and said police used the same car to take the bodies to the John F. Kennedy Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

He said they have also transferred the bodies to the St. Moses Funeral Parlor for further preservation and to conduct a rigorous investigation to establish the cause of death.

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