Prominent Liberian Business Mogul George Kailondo Sr son has been dragged to court by the Liberia National Police for allegedly shooting a man identified as Mohammed Kamara.
Kailondo Jr. was escorted in handcuffs to the Monrovia City Court to answer to the crimes of Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering another person’s life.
According to the police charge sheet in the possession of KMTV the incident occurred on October 7, 2022, at Carey and Center Street where he (Kailondo Jr.) was arrested and charged with the crime of possession and sale of physical objects for lethal use, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.
The crimes committed by defendant Kailondo jr, according to the police charge sheet violate chapter 17.11 and chapter 14. Section 14.23 respectively of the revised Penal code of Liberia.
The charge sheet further revealed that defendant Kailondo Jr. purposely, knowingly, and recklessly took a pistol from victim Mohammed Kamara and while playing with the pistol, it fired from his (Kailondo Jr.) hands and built hit the victim in his stomach.
During a police in-depth investigation conducted on October 7, 2022, victim Kamara went to a business center (B&J Luxury Limited) of Bryant Wilson with a pistol; which he claimed was owned by one Khalil Bongary who sent him for the gun.
“When victim Kamara arrived with the gun at Bryant’s store, accordingly, the gun started slipping down in his trouser,” the charge sheet reported.
The investigators further, “while trying to adjust the gun in his trouser by bringing it out, Mitchell who is one of the workers of Wilson glanced at the gun and told the victim ‘you and all carrying a fake gun around here, but victim Kamara told Mitchell Dee that the gun wasn’t fake”.
Based on the instruction from the defendant, victim Kamara handed the gun to the defendant, at which time, he (the defendant) advanced the gun and one of the bullets from the gun fell on the floor.
It further indicated that as soon as the gun fired, everyone in the store started running halter scatter when the victim eventually fell on the ground beneath the table and later noticed that he was bleeding; adding that at that point, the weapon was still in the possession of defendant Kailondo Jr.
After the incident had occurred, the victim was then placed into a cake and taken to Mawah Clinic at Vai Town for treatment but was refused on grounds that, there wasn’t space at the Clinic. The victim was however transferred to the JFK Memorial Hospital., where he is undergoing treatment.
The weapon which was used by defendant Kailondo was removed from the crime scene and is currently in the hands of the alleged owner Khalil Bongary, currently on the run.
Meanwhile, Police said defendant Khalil Bongary who is on the run, is also charged in absentia with the crime of possession and sale of Physical objects in violation of Chapter 17.11 of the Penal Code.
However, Judge Jonah Jallah, called the case and informed defendant Kailondo Jr. that his crime was bailable, and based on said provision, the defendant’s legal team filed a surety bond releasing defendant George B. Kailondo Jr.