On Friday, September 20, 2019 officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) arrested a civilian, only identified as Mark Tulay, who was impersonating as personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in the Gardnersville area, a suburb of Monrovia.
Upon being arrested, the LNP, according to a release, said its officers noticed that Tulay had in his possession a military identification card (ID Card), bearing the name of one Private First Class (PFC) Samuel E. Morris, who is also not a member of the AFL. It is further alleged that Tulay uses his “fake ID card to harass, intimidate and steal motorbikes from victims in and around the suburbs of Monrovia.”
Police have meanwhile charged suspect Tulay with the crime of impersonating an official, which is in violation of Section 12.35 of the Penal Code of Liberia. Currently, he is in the custody of police and undergoing investigation at the METRO -1 Police Depot, Center Street, while awaiting court trial.
At the same time, the AFL is warning those in the constant habit of impersonating its personnel to desist or face the full weight of the law.