By Garmonyou Wilson
A young man in his early twenties has reportedly killed his friend for a laptop on Carey Street in Monrovia.
According to information, the young man identified as Ali Fawaz killed his friend only identified as Costine on Monday when confusion erupted between the two men over a stolen laptop.
According to eyewitnesses, on Monday the incident occurred when Costine and some of his friends allegedly stole a laptop belonging to an unidentified person and while attempting to leave the scene with the laptop it reportedly dropped from him.
Eyewitnesses further narrated that Ali Fawaz picked up the laptop when it dropped from Costine, something that led to verbal altercation with the alleged thieves. Unable to retrieve the laptop from Fawaz, according to bystanders, the alleged perpetrators escaped the scene. In the process, it was reported that Costine threatened Fawaz that he will kill him.
Our information stated further that early Tuesday morning the two men, both of whom live on Carey Street met on that fateful morning and got into a fist fight, something which resulted to the alleged stabbing and the instant death of Fawaz by Costine.
At the same time, report reaching this paper has disclosed that suspect Costine has been apprehended and charged with the crime of murder by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP).
Attempts to contact police officials proved futile as no authorities of the LNP were around to be contacted immediately. However, investigation into the case is ongoing at the LNP headquarters.
Meanwhile, report reaching this paper suggests that Costine previously attempted killing his girlfriend some time ago and was incarcerated at the Monrovia Central Prison (South Beach) but was later released after serving a short prison term.
Other sources on the scene also informed this paper that Costine is a well known criminal who has not only attempted killing but has killed before and has boasted that he has contact within the LNP circle and would be released from prison whenever caught in his criminal act.