By Edwin G. Wandah
The grounds of the A. B. Anderson Funeral Home on Lynch Street was last Saturday a scene of weeping, wailing, and bitterness of heart, when scores of family members, including friends and well-wishers; stormed the jammed packed edifice of the A.B. Anderson Funeral Service to bid farewell to their beloved friend and relative, Luvester Decontee Farley who was murdered on April 30, 2014 allegedly, by her fiancé, Benedict Wesseh who is also on the run.
According to the younger sister of the deceased, Agape Farley who read the life sketch of Decontee, as she was affectionately known; her sister Decontee Farley was born on October 20, 1989 unto the union of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson Farley Sr., in Suakoko Bong County. She later moved with her parents to Monrovia on November 22, 1989 at a tender age on 20th Street in Sinkor, where they settled.
According to Agape, the deceased later graduated from the R.C. Lawson High School in Congo Town, obtaining a high School diploma from that Institution in July 2012. She then enrolled at the Chrisetta School of Beauty on 9th Street in Sinkor, learning Cosmetology, and recently enrolled at the African Methodist Episcopal University- AME on Camp Johnson Road in 2013.
She said of late, her late sister was seen intimately associated with Benedict Wesseh, believed to be the alleged murderer in question.
She said, after five months of dating relationship, Benedict officially wrote a letter to Decontee’s parents, proposing to take her in as a fiancée, and subsequently enter into wedlock as his wife, with c.c. copies of the letter given to Luvester Decontee Farley’s elder sister, Emma Farley Wamah, and Oretha Farley, officially stating his position to the deceased’s parents.
She, (Agape) said, Benedict and Decontee later moved together to Lakpazee, Airfield in 2013 in a rented room, but said that due to several domestic violence meted against the deceased by her fiancé Benedict, they were notified by the landlord to vacate the room, thus moving to another building.
According to her, Benedict persistently meted cruelty on the deceased and even used to abuse her at will. “As for physical attacks, that became the order of the day,” Agape narrated.
Meanwhile, several persons who attended the funeral service at the A.B Anderson Funeral Service on Saturday have prayed for the arrest of Benedict who they alleged killed their love one, Decontee on April 20, 2014.
According to WIPNET representatives including friends and various organizations paying tributes at the funeral service called on the Government of Liberia through the Liberia National Police to do all in its efforts to arrest and bring the perpetrator to justice.
According to them violence against Liberian women should not be compromised or condoned. “We condemn this brutal murder in its strongest term,” WIPNET representatives intimated.