Man, 30, arrested for duplicating LEC flag receipts
Authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have said a woman identified as Mary Seton of Peace Island Community on Sunday allegedly beat a six year-old girl identified as Madia Garplah to death.
Moses Carter, spokesperson of the LNP made the disclosure yesterday at a news conference in Monrovia.
According to Mr. Carter, Madam Seton allegedly broke the left hand, left leg, and burst one of the child’s eyes, which led to the death of little Garplah upon arrival at a health center.
“Madam Seton is currently in police cell and undergoing investigation. We will not allow anyone to take another person’s life. We remain resolved in ensuring that the lives of everyone are protected,” Carter said.
In another development, Carter said, on Friday, June 30, the police through a search and seizure operation sanctioned by the court, arrested a man, identified as Quincy H. Boley, for duplicating the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) flag receipts.
According to LNP’s spokesperson, Boley, 30, was carrying on the act at the Morris Community College on Carey Street in central Monrovia.
“The fake flag receipts were taken from suspect Boley along with other items, including Dell Inspiron, Toshiba Satellite, and Accer Aspire computers. Suspect Boley has been forwarded to court for prosecution,” Carter said.
Winston Bedell, LEC’s communications manager, in his remarks, said the entity has been losing millions of dollars to power theft over the years, which continues to hamper the LEC.
“We want to appreciate authorities of the LNP for this latest development, because the LEC continues to lose over 61 percent of power generated. While the LEC is prepared to provide affordable electricity to the people of Liberia, we want to make it clear that anyone caught in power theft will face the full weight of the law,” Bedell said.
Mr. Bedell however, called on the public to assist the management of LEC in reporting people who are involved in power theft.
“This will help enable LEC to extend power to other places and citizens in and around Monrovia. We have up graded the system in terms of complaints for damaged meters, and others,” Bedell said at the LNP’s news conference yesterday.
“Few months ago, LEC introduced the flat rate intended to address meters problem. This is designed to give customers’ more flexibility, but we noticed that people on the flat rate were not coming back, which led to the launch of this operation in partnership with the LNP,” Bedell said.