The Liberia National Olympic Committee headquarters has been burglarized by unknown individuals.
The Olympic Committee officials notice the unusual act on Monday as several important items of the parent body of Sporting associations in Liberia were taken away.
Speaking to reporters was the Secretary General of the LNOC, Frederick Pratt who explained that four out of the six offices in the LNOC headquarters were break-in to by unknown people.
He said in his office, two HP Laptops, a Sony VPL DX220 Projector, and US$1,000.00 were stolen.
He further stated that two Laptops, a Dell and HP, and the inks for the printer were stolen from the office of Assistant Secretary General Ahmed Tukpa.
“We have formally complaint to the Metro 2 Depot,” Mr. Pratt said.
“If we are to suspect anybody, we will suspect visitors, we have tens of visitors weekly,” Pratt said.
He indicated that the stolen items are very important to the LNOC and considered it as a setback to the Olympic Committee.
There are 22 member associations and federations of the LNOC. They include Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Canoe & Rowing, Swimming, Boxing, Taekwondo, Karate, Kickball and Wrestling.
The others include are Table Tennis, Tennis, Cycling, Wushu, Handball, Volleyball, Archery, Shooting, Women & Sports, Inter High School Sports, UL Sports and Monrovia YMCA.
Meanwhile, The LNOC’s Assistant Secretary General Tupka said it is the first time for burglary to occur at the LNOC since its relocation in 2013 from Benson Street to Randall Street.
Tukpa said the value of the items which were stolen including the cash, totalled about US$3,840.00.
The LNOC Headquarters is located in the Charif Clinic Building and have six offices, including the Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General and the Vice President for Women Affairs. Others offices are the Liberia Athletics Federation, the General Office of Associations/Federations and French Translator Office.
Mr. Philip Brown is the president of the LNOC, while Cllr. Sylvester Rennie and Malcolm Joseph are the Vice Presidents for Administration and Technical Affairs respectively.
Meanwhile Liberia National Police (LNP) is expected to begin an investigation of the break-in at the headquarters of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) on today April 5, 2018.
A female CID officer of Metro 2 Depot on Ashmun Street, who begged to be anonymous, told reporters yesterday via mobile interview that the investigation will be carry out to ensure they identify the individual behind the act .
She said the LNOC formally launched a complaint of burglary on Monday and after a preliminary probe, the case has been transferred to the Central Office of the LNP on the Capitol Bye Pass.
Courtesy of Christopher C. Walker.