Man Stabbed Friend To Death For T-Shirt

By Alva Mulbah Wolokolie

Yesterday was a scene of mourning and distress for many residents, relatives and friends on Lynch Street downtown Monrovia when an 18-year old man, Winston Kollie, allegedly stabbed his friend, Sanko Thomas to instant death.

Eyewitnesses told the INQUIRER that the incident occurred at about 11:00 a.m. yesterday in the Lynch Street community when the deceased Sanko and Winston decided to tussle over a T-Shirt that both claimed to possess ownership.

The uncle of the deceased, Mr. Alex T. Blamo, explained to this paper that Winston met Sanko during the morning hour and accused him of stealing his (Winston) T-Shirt.

At that moment, Mr. Blamo narrated that people in the community decided to intervene by settling the dispute between them but they refused to listen.

When the tussle intensified, according to Mr. Blamo, the deceased Sanko took a weapon that he already had and hurt Winston on his hands.

Being aggravated from the cut on his skin, Winston also decided to take his weapon too and then chased Sanko-the deceased and stabbed him in the back thus leaving him with a deep wound.

Immediately after the incident, Blamo indicated that family members hurriedly took him to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital where doctors declared him dead upon arrival.

The corpse has been taken to a local funeral home on Lynch Street while the case has been reported to the police depot on Center Street. But residents in the area told this paper that Winston has ran away from the community and is currently wanted by police authority.