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Asst. Minister Clarifies Inspector’s Dismissal

An Assistant Internal Affairs Minister for Custom and Culture Affairs has dismissed speculations in Bong County that Internal Affairs Minister Henrique Tokpa is witch-hunting certain individuals in the county perceived not to have supported him in the 2014 special Senatorial Election.

Minister Joseph Janga reminded Bong County citizens that Dr. Tokpa was far above such level and will not reduce himself at such. His statement comes as speculation increased in Bong County that Internal Affairs Minister Henrique Tokpa was witch-hunting people who did not support him in 2014 after the dismissal of County Inspector William Kollie.

He clarified that Bong County Inspector was dismissed for allegedly extorting money and materials from traditional people in the county. Assistant Minister Janga, who headed an Internal Affairs Ministry investigative committee on the allegations brought against County Inspector William Kollie, added that Mr. Kollie was found guilty of the acts after admitting to taking several items and cash from traditional leaders in Bong.

Minister Janga further indicated that Mr. Kollie also admitted to ordering people to naked chiefs in Gbaota, adding that there were several other complaints brought against the Bong County Inspector.

He informed Bong County citizens that the Ministry of Internal Affairs will absolutely discourage disrespect to traditional leaders, noting that dismissed County Inspector Kollie has also been in the business of issuing Poro and Sande bush operation permits, which is not part of his terms of reference. County Inspector William Kollie has refused to comment on his dismissal, adding he is waiting for the appropriate time.

By Papa Morris from Bong County-Edited by George Barpeen

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