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AMEU student surrenders to police

Police authorities say suspected armed robbery facilitator Morris Korveley – a sophomore student of the African Methodist Episcopal University or AMEU, accompanied by his lawyer from the Public Defense office, has turned himself over to investigators, a day after a manhunt was announced against him.

On Monday, 2 May police said suspect Korveley has been on the run after being implicated by armed robbery suspect ‘T-pin” who is now known to be Junior Kollie, while the latter was being interrogated in connection with the Wood-camp armed robbery incident that happened in Paynesville last month.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr. Sam Collins said on Monday that investigators saw two illegal firearms in suspect Korveley’s room in the Kebbah Community of Barnesville during a search prompted by T-pin’s accounts. He has been accused of allegedly sheltering and arming suspected armed robbers for their operations, while residents claim to have seen Korveley with strange people in recent times.

Police say they saw large screen TV and other valuables in Korveley’s room, and that he allegedly had a pit dug under his bed covered with tile.

 On the other hand, the man who implicated Korveley – suspect T-pin and several others have already been charged by police and sent to court under multiple crimes, including armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and possession and sale of physical objects for lethal use.

Others charged include Prince Weah (Colorboy-ray) and Prince Musa (Redhead-tie/ Innocent) in connection with armed robbery and other crimes listed earlier based on complaint filed against them by victims of the Wood-camp and Morris Farms robbery incidents.

The police charge sheet contains a list of several victims, including Jimmy W. Smith Charles J.T. George, Jr, Grace Patray, Rose Waquoi, Susan Dumbuya and Venessa K. Woiyah, claiming to loose either cash or properties to the suspects during attacks on their homes.

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The victims told investigators that the suspects were armed with single barrel short-guns, cutlasses and other deadly weapons and forcibly entered their homes, placed them under gun points before taking their belongings.

The suspects allegedly assaulted the victims in the process of armed robbing them and firing rounds, a police charge sheet says.

Police said from crime scene observation, it was established that armed robbery was committed by perpetrators armed with cutlasses, single barrel short-guns and other deadly weapons.

Police said suspect T-pin exchanged fire with officers of the Emergency Response Unit or ERU during which suspect Prince Musa sustained bullet wounds.Editing by Jonathan Browne

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