27 December 2012

Liberia: De Jâvu Night Club Closed for Time Indefinite

Photo: The New Dawn
Police patrol.

The Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Director of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Chris Massaquio, has closed down the Dejavu Night Club for time indefinite, following a bloody fighting on Christmas Eve-December 24, 2012 at the said night club.

The Dejavu Night Club, which is one of the popular night clubs in the county, is situated at the Airfield Shortcut in Monrovia. According to the LNP Spokesman, Mr. Sam Collins, the Dejavu Night Club would remain closed down pending the conclusion of a police investigation into the incident.

Mr. Collins, who disclosed that 20 persons got wounded during the incident at the night club, said the fighting was occasioned by the throwing of bottles, chairs and other deadly objects. Although the LNP spokesman did not disclose the names of those who got wounded, he said they sustained injuries on their heads and legs.

In an interview with The Heritage on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, the LNP spokesman said those who got wounded were rushed to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center(JFK) in Sinkor, Monrovia and other medical centers in Monrovia for treatment. While describing the fighting at the Dijvu Night Club as "chaotic and acts of gansterism", he pointed out that the police will not tolerate such "acts of gansterism", as no stone will be unturned in bringing the doers to justice.

Quizzed as to what caused the violence at the night club, he said the police have not established the cause, saying the cause would be established via the launched investigation. When further quizzed as to whether the police have made any arrest in connection with the bloody fighting, Mr. Collins said he has not been informed about any arrest made by the police.

Among other things, the LNP spokesman added that the management of the club is cooperating with the investigation.

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