Slain Woman Family Demands Autopsy Report
By C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy
Family members of the slain businesswoman, Sianneh Mulbah, say they are impatiently awaiting the police autopsy report of their relative in order to carry out a befitting burial as the matter will proceed to court.
The family observed that the delay is on the part of the pathologist who is said to always be in Nimba County but the aggrieved family members said if nothing is done to conduct the autopsy and release the body to them, they will stage sit-in awareness at the Ministries of Justice and; Gender and Development on Saturday, February 8.
Albert Dennis who led some members of the bereaved family into the offices of this paper yesterday explained that the government needs to speedily investigate the brutal killing of their sister because the matter had been before it since January 20, 2014.
He said the decomposed burnt body of Sianneh was deposited at the St. Moses Funeral Parlor since January 28, and family members from as far as Lofa County who upon hearing the news trooped to Monrovia need to return therefore they are eagerly awaiting the conclusion of the investigation.
Mr. Dennis said the condition of the corpse proved to them that the cause of Sianneh’s murder was for ritualistic purposes because some of her body parts were extracted and that it is only the autopsy report that would give a clue to the jury and judge during the court proceedings while following the burial, family members returning will also find relief.
According to the family, Sianneh, a charcoal seller in the Rally Time Market, left Monrovia for Bomi County where she usually purchased at a charcoal field. The family said days after, they received a call from her phone by a man who only identified himself as a pastor informing them that she had had an accident while enroute with her business to Monrovia and that her condition was critical.
They said, immediately they decided to search at various hospitals but to no avail therefore they contacted the police who accompanied them to the village where the charcoal field is located in Bomi County.
The family accused one of the suspects commonly known as ‘Arab Boy’ of carrying out the act and explained how he even visited one of the late Sianneh’s business friend where he extorted some LD 31, 000 under the pretense that she was in need of additional money and had requested him to get it in Monrovia.
They said the deceased was a devoted Christian and was undergoing 21 days of fasting at her Transea Church before her brutal murder by her alleged business partners. Meanwhile, the two suspects arrested in connection with the death of the woman are also awaiting court trial after the intensive investigation by the police shall have been concluded.