14 November 2012

Liberia: Police Director 'Bites Tongue'

Barely five-day after accusing former police officer Yekeh Kolubah of being armed robbers collaborator, Police Director, Chris Massaquoi is said to have reportedly apologized to Mr. Kolubah.

According to our source, the Police Director allegedly apologized to Mr. Kolubah Monday during almost an hour meeting between the both men.

Mr. Kolubah who appeared on a local radio talk show Tuesday confirmed that he had a 45 minute meeting with Police Director Massaquoi on Monday.

But he could not confirm nor deny Director Massaquoi's reported apology to him.

Recently Director Massaquoi accused Mr. Kolubah of collaborating with armed robbers.

However, Mr. Kolubah termed Director Massaquoi's allegation against him as "oversight and slip of tongue."

The former police officer said he and Director Massaquoi have cordial relationship and does not think that he could have made such comment against him.

Mr. Kolubah said if the Police Director truly thinks that he is associated with arm robbery activities, he should have been arrested by now.

But he said, since the Police Director's statement against him, he has not been arrested nor call in by any security agency for questioning saying "I continue to move about freely."

Commenting on the increase in arm robbery activities, Kolubah said officers of the police lack morale as the result, they cannot effectively combat armed robbers.

He said there is a need to restore morale in the Police if the institution must succeed in combating crimes.

Mr. Kolubah said the lack of logistics cannot be blamed for the police inability to fight crimes.

He said with the logistics that the police have, they can effectively fight crimes once the officers' morale is high.

Mr. Kolubah said it is time for the police to increase their patrols across Monrovia to instill fear in the criminals.

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