The Liberia National Police Tuesday arrested nine parking attendants of the Liberia Services City Incorporated, a car-parking group in Monrovia, according to Cllr. Frances Johnson-Allison, head of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).
She said the nine men, who have already been detained while undergoing police investigation, were apprehended during a tussle with LACC's in-house security at the Commission's head office Tuesday.
"Members of the Press, I have called you here today to inform you about some unpleasant developments. It seems as though disorderliness is once more re-emerging in our society," the LACC boss noted.
"We came under attack this morning by a group of men from the LSCI Car-parking group. They came and asked us to remove our vehicles in front of the building. We told them that this was impossible because we (the LACC) are officially renting the building and as such there's no other area that we can park our cars," she narrated.
Cllr. Johnson-Allison said, following brief verbal exchanges, the men (LSCI attendants), all supervisors, got infuriated and decided to boot the vehicle of LACC's Legal Counsel, Cllr. Othello Payman, I.
"I begged the gentlemen and told them that I was on my way to the court but they were very adamant in the process and could not listen to me," Cllr. Payman told journalists.
"One of them booted my car but unfortunately for him, he did not lock it well; and this is how our security here decided to remove the iron from my car. Immediately after this, they started to fight the security and forced their way into our building. What even surprised me most is the fact that they took the fight to my office and started to throw around these irons that they had in their hands," Cllr Payman cried.
As the tussle was continuing, Cllr. Augustine Toe, one of several commissioners serving the LACC, said: "I called the Deputy Police Chief of Traffic and informed him about what was transpiring at the LACC. He immediately dispatched police officers and they came and arrested the men.
Meanwhile, Cllr. Johnson-Allison said LACC is awaiting results of the police investigation in order to determine the next course of action.
"We don't really know why these people came to attack us here" said bewildered Cllr. Johnson-Allison as she sat holding her chin in both hands.