On August 29, 1976 the ‘Sunday Express’ headed on its front page: “Policeman’s body Found Dismembered”. The body of Patrolman John Olu Roberts had been found in the Mesurado River, near West Point where he lived (West Point being a squatter’s area on a peninsula between Cape Mesurado and Bushrod Island in Monrovia). The body was found tied to a stick, both legs and hands of the deceased were tied with ropes. Observers of the scene reported that the eyes of the body had been gorged out, the lips cut off, and one ear gone (Sunday Express, August 29, 1976, p 1 and 5).

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