November 17, 2022

Woman 21′ Arrested For Alleged Child Trafficking.

Days after the LNP arrested a 37-year old Guinean lady for allegedly kidnapping and human trafficking two kids in Liberia, another 21 years old woman has been arrested and being investigated by the Liberia National Police for her reported involvement into child trafficking.

Days after the LNP arrested a 37-year old Guinean lady for allegedly kidnapping and human trafficking two kids in Liberia, another 21 years old woman has been arrested and being investigated by the Liberia National Police for her reported involvement into child trafficking.

The suspect is identified as Marthaline Mark, a resident of the Gbawo Town Community in Paynesville City.

The police release said on May 28, 2022 at 2:00PM, complainant Obediah Kwehmie, 25, a resident of Flour Mill, Freeport Community reported and explained that by 10:00AM of the same day, suspect Marthaline Mark came to visit her boyfriend only identified as Amara (Obediah’s neighbour) and asked for Amara’s whereabouts, but was told that he is not home and later decided to sit down and wait until he returns.

“He added that, after his baby mother, Yassa Saygbe laid their baby down, she (suspect Marthaline) began playing with the Two months old baby victim, Prosper Kwehmie.

He further explained that after few hours of her stay, she (suspect) decided to buy pampers, but secretly left along with his older brother, Richard Kwehmie, 12, while their mother, Yassa Saygbe entered her room,” the release added.

The LNP indicated that during its preliminary investigation with suspect Marthaline Mark, she told the investigators that on the mentioned date, she went to visit her boyfriend (Amara) whom she had been calling for the past two days, but was not answering his phone.

She further admitted her likeness for the two months old baby boy and decided to buy some pampers for him, but took his elder brother to locate a shop.

The press statement on late Monday evening noted that suspect Marthaline narrated that there were no pampers in the Freeport community, so she reached at Red-Light, Paynesville with the two children to buy some clothes for the kid.

It narrated that after buying the clothes accordingly, she (suspect) paid LRD150.00 and instructed a motorbike rider to drop victim Richard Kwehmie anywhere at the Freeport community and left for Buchanan, Grand Bassa with little victim, Prosper Kwehmie.

The release concluded that suspect Marthaline Mark who was arrested on June 4, 2022 in Buchanan is presently detained at one of our Zone 10 withholding cells pending prosecution.

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