Six Police Officers Suspended

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The Liberia National Police (LNP) has suspended with immediate effect six of its officers, pending investigation, in connection with the disappearance of a large quantity of single barrel gun ammunitions from its Forensic Evidence Room.

The thirteen boxes of missing ammunitions were siezed on November 1, 2014 by joint security officers in Ganta, Nimba County and placed at the headquarters of the LNP Forensic Room.  But the ammunitions went missing on March 7, 2015.

A Police statement named those suspended as Supt. Vally Sheriff, Chief/Supt. James Moore and Terry N. Kerkula.

Others are Inspector Justine B. Bondo, Moses Williams and Detective Varney A. M. Sheriff of the Interpol Section.

Five of the suspects, who were assigned in the Forensic Section, had access to the keys of the Forensic Room while one of them was caught interceding on behalf of the suspects at the time of the investigation.

The LNP statement said the six suspended officers’ salaries will be withheld, pending the outcome of the investigation which is being conducted by the Crime Services Division of the Liberia National Police.

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