Several students attending public schools in Monrovia were injured on Tuesday after officers of the Liberia National Police strongly responded to what was becoming a violent protest.
Six gunmen stormed the Yarpah Town Police Station on Saturday morning and took away a motorcycle and a cell phone worth US$300, according to police.
In the buildup to election day, the National Elections Commission’s Lower Bong magistrate boast of a high level of security prescribed to safe guide the elections process in Central Liberia.
Police in River Cess face significant hurdles in doing their jobs. Besides a small staff and delays in salary payments, the lack of logistical support remains a major concern.
On Friday, May 12, Ashmun Street in Central Monrovia became a battle zone with protesting students from several universities at odds with the Police Support Unit of the Liberia National Police.
In a case that highlights abuse of power by law enforcement authority that River Cess residents often complain about, four officers are being accused of armed robbery, among other crimes.
Judge Kennedy Peabody of the Monrovia City Court jailed a member of the Police Support Unit on June 6, three days after the suspect was arrested for stealing US$17,030 from 20 individuals.
The chairman of the Lofa County Peace Committee, who is also the chair of the group tasked with investigating the murder of Saniah Gayflor, has accused the government of failing to bring speedy justice to the citizens of Fissebu in Zorzor District, Lofa County.