22 January 2013

Liberia: Police Wanted List Swells

The Liberia National Police (LNP) has announced that it is in hot pursuit of some 12 suspects linked to murder, armed robbery, forgery and theft of property, covering 2010 through 2011, among others.

Police Spokesman Sam Collins told journalists at the National Police Headquarters in Monrovia Monday that in the murder category, suspects Balti Moore, linked to the death of an American in Mamba Point; one Ackim Junior, Paul Kerkulah, Mohammed Kanneh alias Kallon, had never appeared for questioning since they were accused.

In the armed robbery category, Collins said the LNP is still on the hunt for suspect Sampson Kennedy, alias Shakavahan; Louis Kennedy, Roman Carters, Emmanuel Deboe alias Prince Johnson; Jacob Jallah, and Blackie to be identified.

"These are dangerous individuals - Police are still after them; they have escaped, and we don't know their whereabouts right now", Collins said.

He further revealed that in the forgery and theft category, investigators are still in hunt of one Alvina Tonia Yates, alias Hawa, linked to a United Bank of Africa (UBA) case, amounting to $612,000 and one Ida Silibe, suspect in the Combat Stress case in the tune of $40,000, among others.

"If they are hiding in any of the communities, we are asking the community dwellers to make sure that they inform the Liberia National Police about their whereabouts so that they can face justice," he pleaded. The police spokesman said all of the suspects have been charged in absentia.

"Nobody will be allowed to commit crime and think that they will jump justice. We have stepped up the search for these individuals and anybody who knows their whereabouts should inform the police," he added. Collins has meanwhile urged the suspects to turn themselves over to the police, saying they are presumed innocent under the law.

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