Senator Wesseh Condemns Mob Violence in River Gee


River Gee County Senator, Conmany Wesseh, has in a strongly-worded statement, condemned a violent act in his county that resulted to the burning of a police station, a Liberian flag and a privately-owned transport truck.
The mob violence was in reaction to the death of a motorcyclist, who died in an accident that occurred near Kilepo Jowroken, Chedepo District in River Gee.
Senator Wesseh described the situation as “shocking and foreign ideology imported in the county.”
In a conversation with newsmen yesterday at his Capitol Building office in Monrovia, Senator Wesseh lauded the good community members and security forces for their speedy intervention that brought the situation under control.
He called on the people of Kilepo towns Jowroken and Kanweaken and the local authorities, particularly the Superintendent, Chedepo District Commissioner, the chief, elders, motorcyclists and the youth of the affected towns to cooperate with state security as they round up suspected perpetrators of the “criminal acts,” and carry out their investigation.
He called on the police authority to conduct their work with utmost care to minimize chances of arresting and detaining innocent members of the community.
“Since the incident, I have been in regular contact with the county hierarchy and local commanders of police, youth leaders and leaders of the motorcyclist union to ensure that calm is restored to the area.
Senator Wesseh said he was delighted with the level of cooperation being demonstrated by parties concerned. “Let me encourage the security officers to exercise restraint in the process, as the local people remain important, while they are performing their duty and helping to restore durable peace in the area,” Senator Wesseh explained.
River Gee Senator has also expressed profound condolences to the Choloply Family of Kilipo Jowroken and the entire people of Kilipo for the death of their son and prayed for the good Lord to comfort them.
Meanwhile, River Gee Police Commander, Drum Willie, has confirmed the arrest of at least 11 persons including a Clan Chief, who is reportedly helping police with the investigation.
“Bobby Jalaba of Kilipo Kanweaken has been identified as the ringleader of the mob violence and we call on him to turn himself over to the nearest police station,” Commander Willie said.
Over the weekend, a motorcyclist, who reportedly attempted overtaking a moving truck, lost control of his hand bars and went under the truck, where he reportedly died.
Following the incident, the truck reported himself to the police, but cyclists in the county grouped themselves and allegedly overpowered the few police officers at the station, which they later set ablaze as well as burned the truck to ashes. They reportedly man-handled the driver before burning his truck, but police are said to have brought the situation under control as of Tuesday, and are now probing the matter.


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