26 June 2012

Liberia: Teacher Booked for Selling WAEC Results

Police have charged a 24-year-old school teacher Sunnie Antonio Marcar with fraud and theft of property for allegedly stealing and selling master copy of results of the 2012/2013 exams administered by the West African Examination Council to students and school authorities.

According to Police Spokesman George Bardue, suspected Marcar was investigated and charged by the Crime Services Department (CSD) of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and will be taken before the Monrovia City Magisterial Court today Tuesday, for prosecution.

Bardue said the charges brought against the 24-year-old suspect followed his arrest in Kakata, Margibi County and subsequent investigation by the LNP Crime Services Department at the National Police Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

He said suspect Marcar was arrested in Kakata in possession of the master copy of the just ended WAEC (West African Examination Council) Exam results, which were not officially released by the WAEC Liberia Office.

In a release issued in Monrovia Monday, Bardue said police preliminary investigation revealed that suspect Marcar was involved in the sale of the exam results to students and schools in Kakata.

He said suspect Marcar is an instructor of the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) in Margibi, County. The suspect was allegedly arrested with a Silver HP Laptop containing the master file of WAEC with the entire results of the 2012/2013. Police investigators say the alleged act of suspect Marcar violates the Penal Law of Liberia.

In another development, the Anti- Narcotic Unit of the Liberia National Police is investigating two Nigerians for Illegal Possession and Sales of Narcotics. Police Spokesman George Bardue said the suspects include Junior Okafor, 31 and Joshua Eziuzu, 31.

Bardue said the suspects were arrested at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) Terminal with 10 tubes of drugs believed to be heroine. He said the suspects were arrested on June 20, 2012 by Police in lower Margibi County, with the substance which weights 49.1 grams, valued at L$63,850.

At the same time, police arrested another Nigerian identified as Prince Obi on Monday, June 25, 2012 in the Freeport Community with 2.5 grams of substance believed to be heroine valued L$3,000.00.

Meanwhile, at least two suspected armed robbers Emmanuel Dahn, 25, and Isaac Varney, 30, are being investigated following the alleged robbery of a motorcyclist in Upper Caldwell on June 21, 2012.

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