12 July 2013

Liberia: Police Arrest Nigerians, Liberian Armed Robbers

The Liberia National Police (LNP) has arrested four Nigerians and a Liberian for allegedly armed robbing some employees of the Palm Bay Equatorial Oil company in Distract #4, Grand Bassa County.

According to the Police, on July 8, at 19:50 hours, the Chief Security of the Plant Protection Department (PPD) of Palm Bay Equatorial Oil Company, Henry D. Freeman reported to the LNP depot in Palm Bay that an armed robbery occurred at Taygbo Town, involving a staff of company.

Police spokesman Sam Collins told reporters that the LNP Crime Services Division conducted an investigation, which revealed that on July 8, an EPO 42 Toyota Land Cruiser of the company with four employees onboard enroute from Buchanan to Palm Bay, encountered a yellow taxi car without a registration number parked in the middle of the road in Taygbo Town, about 35 Km short of Buchanan.

He said when the victim try to maneuver to overtake the taxi car, suddenly a group of people came from the bush and smashed the windows of Land Cruiser, using sticks.

Collins narrated that the victim tried to evade but again other white car KIA Sportage registrar number PC 1386, which was parked nearby blocked the road and pushed the company's car and the driver of the vehicle lost control, somersaulting.

"The five suspects mentioned above threatened to shoot them, but took away the company's laptop, official documents and personal money of the victim and fled from the scene with the use of the yellow taxi cab, while the KIA sportage vehicle was abandoned by suspects at the crime scene," Collins noted.

He said after the five suspects were arrested near Cotton Tree handed over to the Buchanan LNP headquarter for investigation. The suspects include Victor Ugochi, Great Okeh, Abraham Solomon, Emeka Ofor, all Nigerians and Amos Dahn, a Liberian.

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