A senior labor consultant, who is also a practicing lawyer with the Henries Law Firm on Benson Street, Monrovia, Mr. Gibson D. Manntain, was reportedly attacked and injured recently by suspected armed robbers.
The incident occurred in the Soul Clinic Community near the late former President Moses Z. Blah’s residence.
Manntain suffered a deep cut on his forehead, even after handing over L$7,320 plus US$800 and the keys to his vehicle to the alleged armed robbers.
Narrating his horrifying encounter to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday, Mr. Manntain said the incident took place early Wednesday (April 1) at about 3:30 A.M.
He said two men broke into his apartment armed with what he described as short single-barrel guns and requested for money and the keys to his Nissan Forerunner. They threatened to cut his baby into two and rape his wife, if he refused.
The victim said for the sake of his family’s safety, he handed over the money and the keys to one of the men.
“While I was confused and pleading with them not to harm us, one of them hit my heard with a sharp object and I began to bleed and immediately the men left,” he said.
Mr. Manntain said he later sought treatment at a nearby Drug Store. The victim is a first year student at the Louise Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.
He said the money taken away by the robbers, included his tuition and he is therefore appealing to humanitarian organizations to come to his assistance.
Police at the central headquarters of the Liberia National Police confirmed receiving a report about Mr. Manntain’s ordeal, and informed the Daily Observer that the case is being investigated.