18-Yr Old Man Charged with Kidnapping

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Bong County Police Chief Superintendent Fredrick Nappy

Police assigned in Gbarnga, Bong County, have arrested and charged one Peter Kollie, 18, with multiple offenses in connection to attempted kidnapping of a three-year-old child from the New Born Christian Daycare School, situated on the LPMC Road.

Inspector John Kelenso Flomo, Commander of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Crime Services Division in Gbarnga, told this newspaper on October 3 that that  suspect Peter Kollie is charged with interfering with child custody and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping in accordance with sections 14.53, 10.1 and 14.50 of the New Penal Code of Liberia.

Shortly after police officially commissioned the center as children’s playground, Peter Kollie, one of two men that police recently arrested in connection to the crime, described his detention as a self-learned lesson.

Inspector Flomo said defendant Kollie and his accomplice, Andrew Paye, who is also charged with criminal facilitation and conspiracy in violation of sections 10.3, and 10.4, will be arraigned at the Magisterial Court in Sanniquellie.

“I used to take routine records on the children, because the school is not fenced,” Madam Nancy Korkollie, proprietress of the school, said.

In a recent police preliminary investigation, Peter told the officers that it was his collaborator Andrew, alias “Canmue Jawo,” that sent him to get the child from the school since he knows the child’s grandmother.

But Andrew Paye, speaking to police, has denied the allegation. “I have never seen this boy. This is my very first time seeing him. He just wants to lie on me, but my God will set me free,” he said, pointing to Kollie.

Meanwhile investigation continues.

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