LNP Charges 2 for False Public Alarm

Two charged by police for 'false alarm': Pascal Kollie (left) and Patience Hayes (standing)

The Liberia National Police has charged and forwarded to court two individuals, a man and a woman, separately, for false public alarm, in violation of Chapter 17, Section 17.4 of the Revised Penal Code of Liberia.

On Friday, October 8, 2021, a 22-year-old Liberian, Pascal Kollie, was arrested in Brewerville on the allegation of confessing that he was in the business of selling human parts. 

In conversation with LNP investigators, suspect Kollie confessed that he was under the influence of alcohol, which led him to make such a statement. 

He also pleaded for mercy, pledging never to repeat said behavior. 

“Hence, in view of the suspect’s confession and evidence adduced by our investigators, suspect Kollie has been charged with raising False Public Alarm and will be forwarded to court for prosecution,” the LNP statement said.  

The Liberian Police has charged a Liberian woman, Patience Hayes, 31 years old, for raising False Public Alarm to law enforcement officials in violation of Chapter 17, Section 17.4 of the revised penal code of Liberia.

According to LNP investigators, suspect Hayes had misinformed the Police and the public that on Friday, October 8, 2021, she went to the Caldwell branch of Access Bank, where she withdrew the amount of 800,000 Liberian dollars belonging to her organization, United Women, a savings club. 

She informed LNP investigators that after receiving said amount, she boarded a Taxi cab from Caldwell junction to Star Hotel Junction, Logan Town. Before reaching the hotel junction, she alleged, one of the occupants on board the vehicle injected her right thigh, which left her unconscious only to be seen at 17th Street, Sinkor, Beach side. 

Contrary to the suspect’s testimony, Police investigation revealed that the suspect mismanaged her organization’s saving funds. 

A medical report in possession of the Police shows that the suspect was never injected as alleged by her to Police investigators. 

“She admitted to LNP investigators in the presence of her legal counsel that she chose to provide false public alarm to LNP investigators and the public so as to buy time in order to pay the money to her organization members,” the police statement said.

She however pleaded for mercy for raising such false public alarm that she was injected and promised never to repeat said behavior. 

In view of the foregoing and evidence available to Police investigators, suspect Patience Hayes has been charged with raising False Public Alarm and will be forwarded to court for prosecution.