Boy, 15, shot and killed fellow teenager in Lofa County

A 15-year old boy has reportedly shot and killed another teenager boy in Lofa County.

Sources in the County said Akoiwala killed his friend on Monday in the Town call ZinahLorma, few kilometers from the Provisional Capital, Voinjama.

The reports say the alleged killer and his father William Akoiwale are currently undergoing police preliminary investigation in Voinjama.

According to FARBRIC News Lofa County correspondent Mason Kollie, Police in the county has charged Mr. Akoiwala with negligent homicide.

Kollie said family of the 13-year old victim has requested police to set the juvenile who incidentally shot and killed his colleague on ground that his act wasnt intentional.

He said family sources informed him that the two boys were friends and were often together at each other’s houses, went to school and back together.

Though they regret the incident, family members of the dead boy have asked police to release from detention the juvenile and instead investigate his father who owns the gun to find out why he kept gunshot in his firearm at home, FARBRIC News Lofa County correspondent noted.

The victim, name withheld, has since been buried.

In related news, Police in Bomi County have reportedly launched a manhunt for a man, 40, who allegedly chopped his ex-girlfriend with a cutlass.

Residents say the incident occurred on Monday in a place known as Gayah Hill in the Senjeh district.

By Alfred Kollie & Sylvester Worwee

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