Cllr. Benedict F. Sannoh

Gov’t Vows to Prosecute Rioters in Red Light Attack

Justice Minister and Attorney General Cllr. Benedict F. Sannoh has vowed to prosecute those involved in last Thursday’s Red Light conflict, including any officer of the Liberia National Police (LNP) who acted unprofessionally.

He announced that motorbike riders on the streets of Monrovia in particular, ELWA junction to Paynesville Red Light and Paynesville Red Light to Double Bridge and Paynesville Red Light to Mount Barclay are suspended effective last Friday.

Dir. Souh: “Drug abuse anywhere is drug abuse everywhere since transitional crimes know no borders.”

DEA Identifies Barriers to Drug Fight

The Director of Liberia’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Anthony K. Souh, has decried what he termed as “impediments to the fight against illicit drugs in the country.”

 Since its creation by an Act of Legislature, the DEA has been struggling to gain traction due to the lack of a proper legal framework and logistical support to the agency, says Mr. Souh.

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Police Hunt 3 for Rape in Caldwell

Two unidentified men allegedly molested and raped an underage girl and two women during a robbery attempt in the early hours of April 13 in Caldwell.

Neighbors said they awoke to the sound of cries of the women at around 4:00am. “First I heard female voices yelling, rogue! Then they started yelling for help. We all ran to their aid and met them messed up and crying,” stated Jebbeh.

Another neighbor, a teenage boy who asked not to be named, said he was the first to take notice of three men lurking around the Matches Box community.

Victim Manntain: “I’m asking for help.”

Armed Robbers Attack Lawyer

A senior labor consultant, who is also a practicing lawyer with the Henries Law Firm on Benson Street, Monrovia, Mr. Gibson D. Manntain, was reportedly attacked and injured recently by suspected armed robbers.

 The incident occurred in the Soul Clinic Community near the late former President Moses Z. Blah’s residence.

 Manntain suffered a deep cut on his forehead, even after handing over L$7,320 plus US$800 and the keys to his vehicle to the alleged armed robbers.

Police Director Col. Clarence Massaquoi

Dir. Massaquoi Threatens Drastic Action Against LNP Officers

Police Director Col. Clarence Massaquoi has threatened to take drastic action against any police officer caught compromising on rape cases.

Rape, child abuse and domestic violence are on the increase in Liberia and must be taken very seriously, warned Director Massaquoi yesterday at a joint community police initiative, held in Dolo’s Town, Margibi County

Any act that undermines the LNP’s zero tolerance policy on rape and other forms of domestic violence will not be tolerated, the Police Chief said.


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