Disadvantaged youths, popularly known as “zogos” stabbed a man to death in the Red Light Community on Sunday, August 4.
According to Augustine Flomo, an eyewitness, the man identified as Johnson Flomo was killed for his button cell phone. Flomo was on his way to church when desperate zogos rushed on him and took his phone and bag away, while fighting over it, he was stabbed three times to death.
The incident turned chaotic when angry mob ran after zogos and killed at least three and set several ghettos ablaze.
Some of the residents of Red Light have blamed government’s recent LRD $ 5,000.00 donation to some zogos in Montserrado county; and also, the police for supporting the routine of zogos because, when residents are terrorized or hurt by zogos, no action can be taken against them.
The residents promised to take the law into their own hands since the law has failed them over the years.
Red Light is a notorious community where many peaceful citizens have been victimized by petty criminals both day and night without any redress from police authorities.