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LIBERIA: LNP SENT THREE PEOPLE TO COURT FOR ALARMING FALSELY

By Socrates S. Saywon  – The Liberia National Police has investigated, charged, and forwarded to court Bai Sambolah, 22, Pascal Kollie, 22, and Patience Hayes, 31, on a separate occasion raised ‘False Public Alarm’ which, according to the LNP violated Chapter 17, Section 17.4 of the Revised Penal Code of Liberia.

Making the disclosure Tuesday, 12th October at a press conference at its headquarters in Monrovia, the LNP spokesman Moses Carter revealed that on October 3, 2021, suspect Sambolah was arrested for claiming he had a male child for sale around the Royal C. Funeral Home, Brewerville, VOA Community.

Accordingly, Carter said suspect Sambolah somersaulted on his earlier testimony claiming that he was drugged through a locally made Liberian food ‘Kayan’, which is produced from a mixture of peanuts and farina. 

He told LNP investigators that he had relocated to Monrovia from Grand Cape Mount to live with his brother whom he believed was in the position of taking care of him and taking him for rheumatism treatment, Carter said during the press conference.

According to the LNP spokesman, suspect Sambolah pleaded forgiveness – vowing never to repeat said action.

For Pascal Kollie also aged 22, Moses Carter disclosed that on Friday, October 8, 2021, suspect Kollie was arrested in Brewerville on allegation of confessing that he sells human parts.

In conversation with LNP investigators, Carter said suspect Kollie confessed that he was under the influence of alcohol which influenced him to have raised the false alarm. 

He also pleaded for mercy, according to the police spokesman, saying that Kollie promised never to repeat said behavior. 

And for suspect Patience Hayes, 31, According to the police spokesman, on Friday, October 8, 2021, she went to Access Bank, the Caldwell Branch where she withdrew the amount of L$800,000 from her organization account United Women, a local saving club.

According to her narrations, Moses said during the press conference, she informed investigators that after receiving the amount mentioned, she boarded a Taxi cab from Caldwell junction to Star Hotel Junction, Logan Town, and before reaching the hotel junction, one of the occupants onboard the vehicle, injected her right thigh which left her unconscious only to be seen herself on 17th Street, Sinkor, beachside, Monrovia. 

Contrary to the suspect’s testimony, the police spokesman indicated its investigation unveiled that the suspect mismanaged the organization’s saving funds – and according to a medical report in its possession shows that the suspect was never injected as indicated by her.

Howbeit, Madam Hayes admitted to LNP investigators in the presence of her legal counsel that she designed the strategy to raise the false public alarm in order to time to pay back the money to her organization members, Moses said during the press conference. 

She, however, pleaded for mercy for raising such false public alarm indicating that she was injected promising never to repeat said behavior, the police spokesman indicated. 

In conclusion, the LNP spokesman said, “In view of the foregoing and evidence available to police investigators, the three suspects, Patience Hayes, Bai Sambolah, and Pascal Kollie have been charged with raising False Public Alarm and will be forwarded to court for prosecution in violation of Chapter 17, Section 17.4 of the Revised Penal Code of Liberia.”  

Main photo: The three suspects

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