Police Charge Several with Human Trafficking

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The Monrovia City Court has charged and sent to court a Liberian citizen Abu Kamara with human trafficking and theft of property.

According to the Police charge sheet, defendant Kamara along with Yousuf Konneh, Keifela Kamara and Osman Kamara purporting to be agents of a company Q-NETS criminally brought in some nationals from neighboring Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali and Sierra Leone with the belief of offering them big jobs in Q-NETS, a company that doesn’t exist in Liberia.

The Police charge sheet also revealed that the victims; Amadu Jalloh, Zakaria Diallo, Mohammed Allium Diallo, Osman Diallo, Mamadou Diallo, Diallo Amadou, and Cherno Abdulaye Sow,  were asked to pay the amount of US$1,000 and come to Monrovia where they were posted and also gave them an orange number registered to suspect Abu Kamara.

According to one of the victims, Amadou Jalloh, he paid US$1,100 to suspect Abu Kamara’s contact in Guinea and departed for Liberia on February 1, 2020. When he arrived in Monrovia,  he called the orange number registered to Abu Kamara and was picked up from the parking and brought to 72nd boulevard where he was logged with other boys.

Another victim Ibraham Jalloh, said, he and the other victims also left Guinea Mali, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone for Monrovia and were also logged at 72nd boulevard where he met 20 other boys who had left their home countries and staying in a single room in an unfavorable environment.

Ibraham revealed that all of them paid different amounts totaling US$13,650.00  to Abu Kamara and his accomplices identified at large and up to now he and the other have not been employed as promised neither have they received any compensation from the company in question.

The Police charge sheet furthered that upon receiving the complaint a crack team of investigators headed by CIP Emmanuel W. Gruasie proceeded to the scene and authenticated the facts and merits of the case.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the team identified and spoke with eleven of the victims and relocated them to the GK Guest House in Congo Town Peace island community.

In view of the investigative findings,  the Monrovia City Court charged defendants Abu Kamara and his accomplices Yousuf Konneh both Liberians, Keifela Kamara of Mali, Osman Kamara of Guinea and others to be identified with the commission of the Human trafficking and Theft of property in accordance with chapter 15, section 15.51 of the new panel code of Liberia and forwarded to court.