Liberia: Police Probing 4 Persons for 'Stealing' Solar Lights Donated By Pres. Weah

Voinjama — Police in Lofa County are investigating four persons for allegedly stealing several presidential solar panel lights in Fissibu Town, Ziyeama Clan in Zorzor District, Lofa County.

Suspects Emmanuel Dukully, Jerry P. Sumo, Bestman F. Zubah and Flomo

Subah were recently arrested by Liberia National Police officers assigned in Zorzor District following a tip-off by citizens of Fissibu Town over the theft of the solar panel lights that were installed during President George Weah's visit to Lofa County.

The four suspects admitted stealing the Solar panel lights during police preliminary investigation.

This happened about a week after President Weah's departure from Lofa County on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

The solar panel lights stolen by the four suspects are among several solar panel lights offered by President Weah during his recent visit to Lofa County, and were installed in several administrative, political and electoral districts, cities and towns, including Fissibu Town.

The four men are currently behind bars at the Konia Town Police Station awaiting transfer to the Zorzor Magisterial Court for prosecution.

The stealing of the solar panel lights that helped to minimize and curb criminal activities in villages, towns and cities at night has been condemned by residents, who are calling for speedy investigation into the matter, and that the perpetrators face the full weight of the law.

Meanwhile, the Commander of the Lofa County detachment of the Liberia National Police, Chief Superintendent William Johnson and Zorzor District Commissioner Joseph Bedell have condemned the unscrupulous act of the suspects.

Commissioner Bedell and Police Chief Johnson are calling on Lofains and residents of Lofa County to help expose the criminals, especially those involved in stealing and burglaries.

They are at the same time admonishing Lofains and residents to continue to adhere to all COVID-19 health protocols, assuring that local authorities and the joint security will ensure that every citizen adheres to and follows all COVID-19 health protocols

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