At least four million Liberian dollars and three thousand United States dollars have reportedly been stolen from a private Liberian business, Johnson Inc., dealer of wholesale drinks located in Paynesville Red Light, suburb of Monrovia
Two security officers and Madam Cynthia David, mother of prime suspect identified as Abu Sheriff, are undergoing intense police investigation at the Zone Five depot in Paynesville Gobarchop, while the prime suspect is to be on the run.
The reported disappearance of the money from the business premises on Wednesday, 8 March comes in the wake of mass protest by workers of the entity in demand of salary.
Information obtained by this paper from the crime scene in Paynesville indicates this is the second theft at the company since it started operation.
Police investigator, who were on the crime scene requested Purchasing and Marketing Manager, Emmanuel Parker to write an official statement about what he knows about the theft in his office.
He told The New Dawn that when he arrived at work on Tuesday, March 7, the company’s Chief Executive Officer gave him two different checks in the tune of over Four Million and Eight Hundred Thousand Liberian dollars to go to the Monrovia Club Breweries on Bushrod Island to purchase drinks for sale.
The two checks, he explained, were written in the name of both Access and GN banks, respectively. He revealed that in the past he and the management had some difference over money business, but could not recall the actual amount that was involved. However, he added that the matter was resolved.
He continued that upon arrival to work on Thursday, management informed him about the disappearance of the money.
Parker, who said he has about 15 persons working under him, claimed that prime suspect Abu Sheriff and management had been engaged in series of misunderstandings about money matter, but they usually resolved their disputes.
He added that suspect Sheriff left the company one week before management discovered the theft.
This paper also gathered the alleged criminals used electrical drill machine and drilled the in-built lock to where the money was kept before taking the amount in a vehicle.
Besides the money, several signed and indorsed checks were also stolen from the company’s premises.
By Emmanuel Mondaye -Editing by Jonathan Browne