25 July 2012

Liberia: In Connection With Unmil Stolen Weapons - Police Arrest Two More Suspects

The Liberia National Police have retrieved another UNMIL M-16 weapon and arrested two suspects in possession of the gun. The suspects are identified as Kormah Jallah, 27, and Eric Dahn, 20.

Police spokesman George Bardue disclosed that the suspects were arrested early Tuesday in the Logan Town community while the gun was retrieved in the surrounding of the MVTC in Jacob Town, Paynesville.

Mr. Bardue said the weapon was assigned with the Jordanian troop serving in UNMIL at the German Embassy in Congo Town.

The arrest of the two criminal suspects followed police intelligence from the vicinity of the German Embassy. The suspects have been in possession of the arm for about a month after it went missing. The suspects are said to be contractors at the Embassy. They are believed to be series of recent arm robberies in Jacob Town, 72nd and Nezoe Communities in Paynesville.

The arrest of the suspects and retrieval of the M-16 gun come in less 48 hours after three juvenile suspects were picked- up in New Dolo Town, Firestone on Sunday in possession of an AK-47 and 21 live bullets stolen in April this year.

They are currently detained at the LNP headquarters undergoing preliminary investigation.

In another development, Police in Bong County are investigating a 28-year-old man identified as Ransey Dahn.

The 28-year-old man stands accused of allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in New Totota, Bong County on Sunday, July 22, 2012. He was subsequently arrested and transferred to Gbarnga.

The victim has been treated at the C.B. Dumbar Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County.

The victim is the younger sister to the wife of suspect Dahn.

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