UN worker accused of involvement in murder

Adile chats with his lawyer (back to camera)

Adile chats with his lawyer (back to camera)

A Canadian employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has categorically denied involvement in the killing of his fiancee.

Defendant Michael Dahn had told a court in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that UN worker Bornfree Adile offered him two phones, one laptop and US$600 to commit the murder.

Adile described the allegation that he was involved in the killing of his fiancee Antoinette Nettie Peters as totally misleading, saying, “Nettie’s life cannot be measured in monetary or material terms.”

Adile, who was born in Uganda, made his statements in a testimony for state lawyers in the murder trial of Dahn.

“I never offered Michael Dahn any money for anything. The allegation is false and misleading,” he noted.

“I feel offended that a suspect whom I hired as security to protect me and my home became killer. More importantly, he lies about it.  I’m very disappointed that I wasted one year as his employer and he learnt nothing but to destroy someone’s life,” Adile said. 

Adile informed the court and jurors that since the death of Nettie he has cooperated with police in the investigation.

He said he refused to leave the country for a break in order to give his side of the case.

He maintained that he was innocent in the killing of his own fiancee, adding: “the defendant’s allegation against me is false and misleading.”

Defendant Dahn informed the jurors and the court that he was innocent about Nettie’s death.

In its February term, the grand jury of Montserrado County indicted Dahn for committing murder, a felony of the first degree.

According to the indictment, on 3 January 2013 at about 11:45 the defendant allegedly killed Antoinette Nettie Peters in Sinkor.

It says Dahn was a private security guard at the residence of the UNMIL employee and suspected of loving to the deceased.

The indictment notes that defendant Dahn was seen with blood all over his body and in a confused state of mind on the day of the incidence.

The indictment claims that Dahn asked a police patrolman, identified as patrolman Anthony Dalieh, not to inform anybody that he had killed the fiancee of Adile.

Story & Photo Peter N. Toby    

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