AFL officers and their top brass with UNMIL and LiNSAC officials at yesterday’s inauguration of the arms marking at EBK

Arms-Marking for Soldiers Starts

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) led by the 23rd Infantry Brigade Commander at the Edward Beyan Kesselley (EBK) Barracks, Colonel Prince C. Johnson, were elated yesterday when they witnessed the inauguration of the first ever turning over of weapons marking equipment.

Shortly after the equipment were turned over by authorities of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA), the process of marking arms assigned to each of the soldiers immediately got underway.

Police Director Massaquoi holds the late motorcyclist’s daughter on his lap, promises to give the remains of Tarnue a befitting burial

Police Chief Visits Deceased Motorcyclist’s Family

On April 16, Paynesville was engulfed in massive violence following the death of a motorcyclist Alfred Tarnue. His death prompted motorcyclists to go on the rampage, destroying several police stations and depots within the Paynesville vicinity and injuring police officers. The cyclists blamed the police for being responsible for the demise of their colleague.

The Late Alfred Tarnue and Cllr. Benedict Sannoh

Police Officer, 3 Civilians Responsible for Alfred Tarnue’s Death

The Minister of Justice, Benedict Sannoh, has announced that the investigation of the Red Light incident indicated that police officer Wesley Weah and three civilians: Emmanuel Howard, Roland Julue and Bryant Dean, are responsible directly or indirectly for the death of bike rider Alfred Tarnue.

Chairman Fromayan (L) and Minister Johnson affixed their respective signatures to the MOU, while COS Ziankahn looks on

To Control Proliferation of Arms, Defense Ministry, Small Arms Commission Sign MOU

 Authorities of the Ministry of National Defense and the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

 Under the MOU, both parties have recognized the need to put in place mechanism to control and properly account for weapons to support an effective arms-making, recordkeeping for tracing regime.

Foday under ‘protective custody’ at Bo Waterside; the smuggled jeep

LRA Trap Catches Smuggler Again

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has arrested and sent to court another man for allegedly smuggling a Suzuki jeep into the country through the Sierra Leonean border.

The arrest of suspect Foday Sei followed the recent arrest of a Chinese national, who brought into the country quantities of undeclared goods in an attempt at tax evasion.

Suspect Foday Sei, who also works in the Medium Tax Division of the LRA, is said to have taken a license plate marked PC 27734 to place on the Suzuki jeep in Sierra Leone to cross through Bo Waterside to Liberia in order to evade taxes.


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