Government Condemns Acts of Attacks On Police Officers, Warns Of Possible Arrest and Prosecution Of Would-Be Violators
In the wake of barrage of violent attacks across the Country especially during the ongoing political period relative to the Montserrado Count bi-election mainly in District fifteen,
The Ministry of Justice has ordered the Liberia National Police to immediately launch an investigation into the July 31, 2019 violent incident including the attacks on the Deputy Police Director for Operations Marvin Sarkor.
The Ministry in its Press Release is urging all parties of interest to cooperate with the investigation.
Col. Sarkor according to the Justice Ministry while trying to separate stone throwing supporters of the collaborating opposition political parties and the Coalition for Democratic Change was attacked, an action the Ministry termed as disdain.
The Ministry is therefore warning to arrest and duly persecute people who normally incite individuals to attacked police officers.
The release signed by its Public Affairs Director Maude Somah condemns and denounces the act of lawlessness in the Country especially attacks against police officers while carryout their normal operations.
According to the release the Ministry has consistently cautioned the police to respect the rights of the citizenry and refrain from the use of undesirable force but noted that the recent wave of attacks against police officers is unacceptable.
At the same time, the Justice Ministry says it is concern about complaints of threats, physical attack and felonious restraint filed by the Director General of the National Bureau of Concessions, Gregory Coleman.
Meanwhile the justice Ministry has also directed the Liberia National Police to investigate the incident and report findings soon.
The constant attack on Police officers including ordinary Liberians is of common place in the Country now a day and speaks of more effort from the LNP to work robustly hard to restore law and order as well as security to the general populace.
The rural Montserrado County recent violence, the Duport Road murder and and armed robbery incident and the harassment and hard jacking of innocent citizens are all issues of national security concerns that should be looked at in a timely faction, says a human rights activist.