River Gee County Flag
River Gee Murder Convict Re-arrested In Sinoe
By Justice C. Gaddeh, LINA River Gee County Correspondent
FISHTOWN, August 19 (LINA) – River Gee County Attorney Wesseh A. Wesseh has disclosed the re-arrest of murder convict Jerry Queaty by the Joint Security in Sinoe County.
Wesseh told the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in Fish Town Tuesday that Queaty was arrested by the joint security of Sinoe for attempted murder, aggravated assault and economic sabotage at the Sarpo National Park but was turned over to the River Gee County Justice Ministry office because the crime he committed in River Gee supersedes the alleged crime he committed in Sinoe.
Wesseh told LINA that it was during the trial of murder convict Queaty at the Greenville Magisterial Court that information about his alleged escape from a prison cell in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County after being sentenced to eight years imprisonment by the Fish Town Magisterial Court for the murder of the late Wesseh Jolopo in River Gee, was discovered.
Attorney Wesseh applauded the County Attorney of Sinoe, Cllr. John A. A. Gabriel, for the information that led to the re-arrest of Jerry Queaty and pointed out that after serving his sentence for the crime he committed in River Gee, he could be re-arrested and tried for the crime he allegedly committed in Sinoe.
In 2005, Jerry and his brother Fester Queaty were sentenced to eight years imprisonment by the Fish Town Magisterial Court for murdering the late Wesseh Jolopo on the Barrobo-Fish Town Highway and were sent to serve their jail sentence in Grand Gedeh due to the lack of a prison facility in River Gee at the time, where they later broke jail and fled to the Ivory Coast.
They were later re-arrested in Ivory Coast in 2008 and sent back to Grand Gedeh County. Authorities in Grand Gedeh immediately sent Jerry and his brother Fester back to River Gee, but due to the lack of a prison facility in the county, they were turned over to surety Isaac Tolbert, but they escaped and have since been at large.