Deputy Police Inspector General for Operations, Abraham Kromah, has warned motorcyclists to abide by the curfew hour as they go about their motorcycle transport business or else they risk being arrested and charged with armed robbery.
Kromah sounded the warning recently when he said those caught in violation of the 10 p.m. curfew the police set for commercial motorcycles will be charged with “aiding and abetting and or facilitating armed robbery.”
He gave the warning when he hosted a meeting with some members of the Montserrado Community Watch Forum. He said statistics has shown that criminals are often caught using motorcycles to get to destinations they want to carry out criminal activities.
Kromah said 95 percent of motorcyclists are good, while the five percent of them are using the bikes for reasons other than transporting passengers.
He told members of the community watch forum to warn the motorcyclists since they all live together, “Because the Liberia National Police (LNP) will not compromise the law when any of them is caught in violation.”
He then commended the leadership of the Community Watch Forum for its role in helping to reduce crime in the country.
He said police officers are not everywhere in the country and for that reason the police relies on members of the Community Watch Forum to help fight suspected crimes.
Kromah added: “Police cannot do it all, and credit for the stability of the country is not only for the police, but for the Community Watch Forum and the residents as well.”
He then called on members of the Community Watch Forum to cooperate with the police to maintain the prevailing peace so as to have smooth elections in 2017.
The National Chairman of Community Watch Forum of Liberia, Nyanti Kaffie, expressed joy for the reappointment of Kromah as Deputy Inspector-General for Operations of the LNP.
He assured Kromah and the LNP leadership of the Community Watch Forum’s willingness at all times to uphold the peace Liberians enjoy.