Joyce’s ‘Killer’ Identified, But Remains At-large

first_imgFrancois Brown, alleged killer of Joyce Otu-Jaywheh, on the run The Liberia National Police (LNP) has called on the public to provide information on the whereabouts of Francois Browne, who is wanted for the gruesome murder almost two weeks ago of Mrs. Joyce Otu Jaywheh in an ELWA neighborhood in Paynesville.Information gathered by this newspaper from the LNP said while Browne remains on the run, they believe he is still in Liberia. As such, residents in all quarters of the country should help bring the suspect to police for investigation.The late Joyce Otu-Jawheh celebrated her 53rd natal day on Friday, March 23, 2018 (photo courtesy: Bethel World Outreach Church, Robbinsdale, Minnesota).According to information, police received a tip-off reportedly from the mother of suspect Browne, Tellewo Jallah, from her Kakata residence. The mother allegedly told police that two days after the crime was committed, her son (Browne) sent her a phone call in which he said, “Mama, I killed one woman in Monrovia (ELWA) Community, but am running away to avoid police arrest, because I am still in Monrovia.”  This information is yet to be verified.Madam Jaywheh was gruesomely murdered in the early evening of Saturday, March 23, in her three-bedroom fenced house in the Zoewloh neighborhood of ELWA in Paynesville. She had celebrated her 53rd birthday anniversary the previous day.While neighbors could not give any account of circumstances leading to the death of Madam Jaywheh, some of the community residents attributed her death to the number of ghettos in the neighborhood, from which residents have been reportedly terrorized by marauding armed robbers and suspected criminals, with the thieves sometimes making away with valuable items.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Sex worker granted bail for armed robbery

first_imgNineteen-year-old Godfrey Cox, who was further remanded to prison on his last court appearance, was on Tuesday granted bail by Magistrate Dylon Bess when he reappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Cox was charge with the offence of armed robbery back in June of this year. The sex worker denied the charge when he made his first appearance. The charge stated that on June 20, 2018, at King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, while being armed with a dangerous weapon – that is a knife – he robbed David Harvey of $65,000.The court heard that on the day in question, Harvey was heading to a gas station on Regent Street, Georgetown, to pay workers when the defendant attacked him, held him at knifepoint and relieved him of the cash that was in his pants pocket.Police Prosecutor Gittings on Tuesday made objections to bail, however Magistrate Bess granted bail to the accused, citing that the Virtual Compliant failed to appear in court each time the matter was called. Cox was released on $50,000. The case will continue on September 28.last_img read more


‘Idol’ left with two as Doolittle voted off

first_imgIn one of the biggest surprises of the current “American Idol” season, onetime favorite Melinda Doolittle was voted off the show Wednesday, leaving just two contestants to battle it out for the 2006 crown next week. Doolittle was considered the best singer of the bunch, but began to draw criticism in recent weeks. The remaining hopefuls are Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis. “Congratulations to you two,” said judge Simon Cowell, who covered his face when the announcement was made. “My commiserations, Melinda, `cause you are one heck of a singer.” Doolittle, 29, has worked as a professional backup singer before her “Idol” run. Seemingly resigned to her fate, she belted “I’m A Woman” before leaving the stage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s anybody’s guess who will win at the two-hour finale May 23. Sparks, 17, has gained considerable traction recently and rose from the bottom ranks to gain momentum. But Lewis, 25, also has been winning fans lately by taking risks with song choices and arrangements.last_img