In connection to the illegal release of Alusane Jalloh, who allegedly murdered 7 year-old victim Victor Fahnbulleh of the Virginia Community, authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have taken stringent administrative actions on police officers allegedly involved in the saga.
In a press release on Thursday, September 13, LNP spokesman, H. Moses Carter, Sr., named the officers who were affected by the administrative action as Sergeant Yaekpawolo M. Barquoi-ID#:0527 of the Crime Services Department (CSD) with two months, Superintendent Momolu S. Sanyon ID#:435 (Patrol Division) one month, Superintendent Kennedy S. Saywon ID#:1173 (Patrol Division) one month, Superintendent Jefferson M. Blayee ID#:1042 (Patrol Division) one month, Superintendent Stephen B. Daniel ID#:0985 (Patrol Division) one month, Inspector Christopher G. Mansuo ID#:4408 (Patrol Division) one month suspension each.
Others include Chief Inspector of Police, Thomas B. Jarjay ID#:0598 (Patrol Division), one month, Inspector Beyea G. Cooper ID#:0216 (Patrol Division), one month, Inspector Selay Y. Ballah ID#:0219 (Crime Services Department), two weeks and Inspector Akins G. Kaifa ID#:3534 (Crime Services Department), two weeks’ suspension, respectively.
Mr. Carter highlighted the indefinite suspension of officers Thomas G. Cheayee, ID#:5588 (CSD), and Amos N. Neeplay ID#0232 (CSD) for their negligence in the release of the murder suspect, while the head of the Crime Against Person Unit of the LNP and his Deputy, Abu B. Daramy ID#:0774 and Corporal Halvin A. Page ID#:0655 were served warning letters for “poor supervision and oversight.”
Meanwhile, two officers, Patrolman Amos N. Neeplay, ID# 0232 of the CSD, and Patrolman Thomas G. Cheayee, ID#5588 of the CSD have been suspended indefinitely, charged with the crime of Obstructing Government Functions in violation of Chapter 12, Sub-chapter “A” Section 12.3 of the Penal code of Liberia.
The LNP spokesman sounded a strong caveat to all officers of the LNP, admonishing them to be very mindful in the discharge of their duties.
“Any officer caught violating the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) and the Duty Manual of the LNP will face the full weight of the laws of the Republic,” said the spokesman of the LNP.
He assured the family of the murdered seven-year-old boy that the LNP will do everything humanly possible to ensure that justice is served in the re-arrest of the escaped suspect, Allusane Jalloh.
Mr. Carter indicated that the LNP is working very hard with its Interpol counterparts as well as Joint Security Officers assigned at various entry points of the fifteen political sub-divisions in ensuring that suspect Jalloh is re-arrested.