Heritage (Monrovia)

9 January 2013

Liberia: Police Send 54 Suspected Criminals to Court

Police in Monrovia have charged and sent 54 suspected criminals to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution. According to police spokesman, Mr. Sam Collins, the police sent the suspected criminals to court following the conclusion of police preliminary investigation of 104 alleged criminals.

"The police have the mandate to protect lives and properties in the country. We will leave no stone unturned in the discharge of this statutory mandate," he said. He said the 104 suspects were arrested in Monrovia and its environs during the festive seasons (Charismas & New Year).

In an interview with this paper, Mr. Collins disclosed that the police preliminary investigation linked the 54 suspects to criminal activities in the country. However, he said 50 others were released from police custody due to lack of sufficient evidence for prosecution.

The LNP spokesman said the 54 suspected criminals were charged with various crimes, including illegal sale and use of drugs and theft of property amongst others. He added that the police will not tolerate any act of lawlessness in the country.

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