About 200 plastic chairs have reportedly disappeared from the African Bible College University (ABCU) graduation hall in the mining city of Yekapa, Nimba County following the end of a Gospel conference.
According to some sources from the campus who did not want to be named, on July 26, a conference was held in the building, where about 200 plastic chairs imported for the school were kept. Later it was discovered that the chairs could not be accounted for.
It is not clear who carried out the act, but police confirmed the incident and said the disappearance of the chairs was due to negligence on the part of the administration.
The Daily Observer gathered that the part of the campus where the hall is located is not fenced and there is a limited number of security officers assigned at the ABC facility such that they cannot monitor the entire campus.
The police however launched an investigation into the matter and they have been informed that some of the chairs have been arrested on the Guinean side of the border by Guinean security.
The African Bible College University (ABC) is one of the key faith based learning institutions in Liberia, and was established in Yekepa in 1979. It is located on the northern side of Yekepa, about a few meters away from the border with the Republic of Guinea.
ABC is expected to resume classes, possibly this month, after more than two months of vacation, but the disappearance of the chairs may likely hamper the process when students return to the campus to begin academic activities.
When contacted via mobile phone, the man in charge of the facility, Mr. Bryant Summerville, could not confirm or deny the incident, but added that the incident did not concern the press and switched off his phone.