LNP Refutes Media Report

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The Liberia National Police (LNP) says it is taken aback over reports in the media that anti-robbery officers were involved with the shooting of a man identified as Prince Toe during an armed robbery raid in Central Monrovia.
The LNP said in a statement released in Monrovia on Friday, that the media must be professional in its reportage as the LNP remains committed in providing security to the people of Liberia.
The LNP said speculations that the victim was shot by one of its officers who used an AK 47 Assault Rifle is “unfounded, misleading and lacks substance,” as the LNP’s arsenal contains no AK Rifle, least to say assigned to police officers.
The LNP said victim Toe, who is currently undergoing medical treatment at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, was shot after a suspected armed gang who were retreating, allegedly opened fire with live bullets on LNP anti robbery officers who were on patrol.
The LNP said following the shooting incident that night, it was noticed that one of the alleged robbers was shot by a retreating robber from the front at which time the victim was identified as Prince Toe.
Afterward, the LNP said the victim was arrested alongside one other suspected armed robber, identified as James Logan.
The police said before the August 26, incident, the victim was already among ten hard-core criminals wanted by the LNP for his alleged involvement in series of deadly armed attacks on the home of a Liberian businessman and other residents in Sinkor and Congo Town respectively.
The LNP has meanwhile called on residents of Monrovia and its environs to furnish the police with needed information that will lead to the arrest of suspected criminals within their communities.

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