The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has detained an eighteen year-old man for allegedly stabbing and killing a sixteen-year-old boy during a fracas over coconut.
Police in Monrovia arrested defendant Mohammed Sheriff, a resident of the St. Paul Bridge Community, on August 16, 2016 based upon a complaint filed by the victim’s parents alleging that their son, Emmanuel Saydee, was stabbed by the defendant over coconut, and that he absconded the scene.
The defendant was on Wednesday arraigned before the Court to answer to the charges levied against him
The Police charge sheet said on August 5, 2016 the defendant was at a video club in his community when one of his friends, Luck Boy, came with coconut to sell.
According to the charge sheet, the victim took one of the coconuts and ran away with it. It was then that the defendant chased him and stabbed him with a knife.
The Police charge further said after the victim was stabbed he was immediately rushed to the John F. Kennedy hospital in Sinkor where he was pronounced dead.
During Police investigation the defendant admitted committing the crime. He is currently in detention awaiting court trial.