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What is going wrong?

Oct 2, 2012, 10:22 AM

When the Government announced the execution of nine death row inmates in the country in August this year, many expected a downward trend in the rate of murder and other related crimes in the country.

However, it seems this is not the case. News of killings since the government announcement of the executions have even become as numerous and as worrisome these days.

Sometime ago, it was a nineteen-year-old boy from Brikama Jamisa who was arrested by the police for allegedly killing a Guinean national in Brikama Durumokolong.

We also reported in our yesterday’s edition, the case of a woman who was allegedly killed in Brusubi and another man who was also killed in London Corner.

Other media reports also have it that another suspected murder took place in Bakoteh at the weekend.

Almost on a daily basis, readers read and get shocked by the occurrence of more and more of such incidents of murder, and suicide.

These sorrowful happenings make us wonder what is happening to our society today.

Some murder cases we reported, sometime ago, were believed to have been perpetrated by mentally ill persons on their own relatives.

On the other hand, under-age girls no longer seem to be safe in this country.

Yet many appear seemingly untroubled by the trend.

The clearest illustration of this kind of cause-effect link tends to be that men with ugly sexual passions rape them at the slightest opportunity, which seems to take place everywhere, since the victims are even raped on the farms.

This is what we read about in the papers every day. It is so disgusting!

But we also need to ask why do they defile our girls, and leave them with scars for life?

Some people claim it is done in order to give the predators supernatural powers; others claim it is done for fun.

Whatever the motive maybe, rape is abominable.

This is, indeed, a cause for concern to all, and people should take extra care in how they relate with their beloved but mentally sick relatives.

Life is too precious to be taken in such a manner, and there is a need for all to put hands on deck to arrest the trend.

People should also be extra careful, and not allow young girls to go about all-alone. They should always be accompanied.

Besides, they should be trained not to accept gifts from strangers.

“For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.”
William Blake