Built in remote places with no presence of county authorities and law enforcement officers and plagued by crimes, including prostitution, and illegal drug smuggling, many artisanal mines in River Cess run quasi governments to maintain law and order.
Residents of Nagbe’s Town in Paynesville are noticing an uptick in break-ins and armed robbery within their community after the police inspector general, Patrick Sudue, launched a feeding program for substance abusers and petty criminals commonly known as ‘zogos.’
A 38-year-old man is accusing armed police officers assigned in Tappita of breaking his hand while they were enforcing the ongoing state of emergency.
A 33-year-old man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Yandisu community, Voinjama District.
The Liberia National Police has released a 49-year-old Ministry of Health employee who was previously arrested for spraying chemicals at a home in Ganta. Aaron Kormah’s spraying caused temporary respiratory problems for a young woman who lived there.
On May 1, health authorities released the journalist Jeremiah Gayflor from his isolation at the 14 Military Hospital. At his hometown in Tappita, residents â€“ mostly women and children â€“ crowded the streets to celebrate. They also broke into quarantine facilities and hugged patients.
In March, I was pleasantly surprised to see my name in the U.S. State Departmentâ€™s 2019 Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Liberia. The reason? Last year, I was illegally arrested and abused by the police.
The Liberia National Police has officially dedicated and turned over a new police station to the people of Kolahun District. The station was funded by UNDP.