By R. Joyclyn Wea
The Liberia National Police (LNP) has reported that an AK-47 riffle belonging to officers of the Police Support Unit (PSU) is missing.
According to Police Spokesman, Moses Carter, this follows an incident on October 27, 2018 in the Bassa Town, Chicken Soup Factory community in which officers of the PSU of the Liberia National Police allegedly came under serious attack by over five hundred evicted residents reportedly led by a man identified as Commissioner Jerry Quaquea of Johnsonville.
Carter said the officers had gone to Bassa Town, Chicken soup factory, Gardnerville to serve as backup for the sheriffs of Criminal Court “B” Montserrado County, who had gone to carry out the execution of a writ of possession.
During the incident, Carter said seven PSU officers including one court Sheriff were severely wounded with some of them allegedly stabbed and brutally wounded on their legs, foreheads, while the court sheriff was reportedly stripped naked and beaten.
Confirming the situation recently, Carter explained that “the attackers forcibly made away with one of the police assigned AK-47 riffle, one musical blast gas launcher and a black riot shield including cell phones.”
“Our officers along with court sheriffs were immediately rushed to the Barbara Ann Catholic Clinic around the LPRC junction for treatment,” Police Spokesman Carter.
The Liberia National Police has meanwhile condemned in the strongest term such ‘barbaric attack’ on its officers and vowed to do everything humanly possible to make sure that perpetrators of such assault face the full weight of the law.
“The LNP administration further appreciates the high-level of professionalism demonstrated by these affected officers which portrays a new dispensation for professional policing under the able leadership of Inspector General Patrick Sudue,” Carter said.
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