The man appointed by Bong County superintendent to supervise mining activities in the diamond-rich Lorla Clan in Fuamah District has reported the mysterious disappearance of an eighteen carat diamond.
According to Mr. Richard Kollie, the diamond and other less valued diamonds were stolen by some of the boys doing mining in the area. Mr. Kollie disclosed that the diamond was sold for twenty thousand United States Dollars- far less than its internationally accepted market price. He added that those who stole the diamond were currently in police custody going through thorough investigation.
Mr. Kollie told our Bong County correspondent that diamond theft is usual at diamond mines in Lorla Clan due to the low prices buyers pay during their visit there. The camps supervisor added that the resolution of cases evolving from diamond theft is a major challenge to his job.
He has, however, commended Bong County Superintendent Selena Mappy for ensuring the deployment of police officers in the area to restore calm. Mr. Richard Kollie believes that with the deployment, especially in Jungle James village, the environment would be secured for business people for their transactions.