When hell broke lose at the General Services Agency (GSA) Tuesday and reports emerged that Police officers dispatched to the scene arrested some of the employees, the police categorically denied of apprehending anyone, but the denial has turned the opposite, as several employees have now been charged and forwarded to court.
Police spokesman Sam Collins told this paper in an interview that the police officers led by the units from PSU and ERU made no arrest of anyone when it was called upon to calm the situation at the GSA. But a police charge sheet with case file #CSD-HQ R2-370-13 and dated 20 March 2013 revealed the arrest the names of six GSA employees and charged for various crimes ranging from physical obstruction of government functions, felonious restraint, rioting and disorderly conduct.
The employees who have since been forwarded to the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice for prosecution are defendants Smarthleen Sharba, Sandra Cooper, Helen Konah, Milton Bonner, Jackson Maha and Jones T. Moll.
The police document said the actions of the defendants or employees are in total violation of sections 12.1, 14.51 17.3 and 17.1 of the revised penal code of Liberia waiting court adjudication.
The police document alleged that on March 18, 2013 during normal working hours at the General Service Agency, the accused individuals led by their ring leader Smarthleen Sharba disrupted normal working hours by inciting workers of the agency which led to the cutting off power supply of the entity.
Spokesman Aaron Kollie informed journalists recently that while they (employees) assembled peacefully in demand for the removal of the Director General of the General Service Agency, PSU officers moved on them (workers) and brutally inflected some of his fellow workers wounds.
He also alleged that while they were chased by PSU officers, some of his colleagues, especially females were raped, a claimed the police also denied.