Four officers of the Liberia National Police have been jailed for negligent homicide in the recent Kingville shooting along the Kakata Monrovia high way.
The officers charged with Negligent Homicide are Emmanuel S. Melikamue age 39, Morris M. Dahn, Josephus M. Lewis and Thompson W. Pobleh.
According to a police charge sheet, on the 24th of June 2019 defendant Emmanuel S. Malikamue was disrobed from the services of the Liberia National Police, accquainted with his (Miranda) or constitutional rights in the presence of his lawyer, Atty. Bestman D. Juah, public Defender, Montserrado county.
Defendant Malikamue was investigated and charged with the crime of Negligent Homicide for carelessly causing the death of 17 years old victim, Abraham Tumay and inflicting serious bodily injuries on Saah Saah and Dave Mombo, by misusing his assigned service weapon during a violent protest along the Monrovia-Kakata highway.
The police charge sheet stated that during the course of the police investigation to establish facts and circumstances which led to the shooting at Kingville #7 June 24, 2019 resulting to the injuries of Saah Saah and Dave Mombo and the death of Abraham Tomay, revealed that two minors identified as Thomas Kollie, age 10 and Elijah Porluma, age 9 were reported missing on Thursday May 30,2019 and Friday May 31,2019 respectively and were not seen by their parents until their decomposed bodies were discovered at the outskirts of Kingville on the 3th of June 2019.
Investigation further revealed that the Liberia National Police launched investigation into the mysterious death of the children and four persons were brought in as persons of interest.
On the 24th of June 2019, at about 9:00 a.m, commissioner of police for Operations received calls from two unknown callers, informing him about road blocks being setup by some aggrieved citizens of Kingville #7, Monterrado county along the Monrovia Kakata highway.
Accordingly, the information was confirmed through the Deputy Commissioner of Police for Operations (DCP) Robert K. A. Saah(U-109). The road blocks were mounted by some citizens who were demanding justice for two children in persons of Thomas Kollie and Elijah Porluma that were missing and later found dead in the area.
The residents claimed that the police were doing nothing substantial to bring the perpetrators to justice adding that commissioner Wray also informed Hon. Marvin M.Sackor, the Deputy Inspector General of police for Operations (U-102) and DIGP Sackor instructed commissioner Wray to move the police support Unit (PSU) to the scene in order to remove the road blocks and create free passage for other peaceful citizens.
The police investigation findings revealed that, the total of six LNP officers were in possession of firearms (C/supt) Philip O. Johnson had 9MM handgun with serial #A097810/348 with a magazine containing 15(bullets) rounds; Insp.Morris M. Dahn had 9MM handgun with serial #A 09732, rack #372 with two magazines containing 30 rounds(bullets), while Sgt. Emmanuel S. Malikamue had AK 56 serial # 07499 and rack #52 with magazine that contained 15 rounds.