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Several Sierra Leoneans Jailed

-For Forgery, Economic Sabotage & Others

By R Joyclyn Wea

The Liberia National Police (LNP) has arrested several persons believed to be Sierra Leonean nationals for actions of criminal conspiracy, forgery and economic sabotage.

Defendants Emerson Bockarie Kallon, Ismael Kamara and others to be identified allegedly conspired to defraud the already broken economy of Liberia.

Criminal conspiracy, forgery and economic sabotage is a violation of the organic law of Liberia as the matter of fact, it violates chapter 10 and 15 sections 10.4, 15.70 and 15.80 of the revised penal law of the Republic of Liberia.

According to the LNP charge sheet, defendants Emerson Bockarie Kallon and Ismael Kamara criminal action against the state to duplicate or print and infused or cause to infuse into the Liberian market over two millions five hundred thousand (2,500,000.00LRD) faked Liberian dollar had caused economic loss to the country over the period of January 24, 2018 and March 24, 2018 up to April 26, 2018.

Police investigation resolved to charge both defendants Kallon and Kamara with the commission of the crime on grounds that they are not clothed with statutory authority under the laws of the republic to print or duplicate or make complete a legal tender (Liberian dollars bank notes).

The investigation further uncovered that the defendants are Sierra Leoneans who had travelled from that country to Liberia via Bo-waterside, a border point situated between Liberia and Sierra Leone between January 24 and March 24, 2018 respectively and that defendant Ismael Kamara travelled to Liberia from Sierra Leone to join with Co-defendant Emerson Kallon for the sole purpose of printing or duplication of the Liberian dollars bank notes.

These suspects are residing on front street, central Monrovia and are involved in the sales of ladies’ hand bags as cover-up to their criminal activities.

The LNP charge sheet indicates “The investigation also gathered that both suspects were seen in an up-stairs building situated between Benson and Gurley streets respectively duplicating Liberian dollars bank notes. The investigation further gathered through the forensic examination that the pack of black papers bag containing three hundred pieces which were used to lure their victims that said was the black money was identified to be pieces of “A”4 papers, cut, shaped in sizes equivalent to the car oil to give it black color.”

Meanwhile, defendants Kallon and Kamara are locked behind bars at the Monrovia central prison (south beach) pending trial in the court of competent jurisdiction due to their involvement into the allegation levied against them.

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