Calm has been restored in the Kebbah Community, Barnesville outside Monrovia after tensions erupted Wednesday, 27 June as a result of the death of one motorcyclist, Rodus Vormor and an unidentified passenger thru an accident involving a truck driver.
The incident occurred at 10:00 A.M. yesterday when angry mob went on the rampage in avenging the death of the motorcyclist and the unidentified passenger. Protestors demanded the burning of the truck involved in the accident, marked H-14455 that was driven by suspect Abou Sheriff.
Angry protesters engaged police that had gone to avert the apparent arson attack against the truck with petrol bombs, glass bottles, and stones.In the process, a female resident identified as Helena Nimely, sustained injury and is currently receiving medication at a local health center, THT Hospital in Barnesville. Dr. Dee George confirmed the wound but assured the victim’s stability.
However, despite the running battle with armed riot police, the Liberia National Police denied that shots were fired. “We wish to clarify that no round was fired as was reported on social media. It is also important to note that besides the two deaths that resulted from the accident, no one died contrary to false information being circulated my rumor-mongers”, a statement issued by Police spokesman Moses Carter says.
Victim Rodus Vormor was pronounced dead on arrival at the James David Medical Center in Nee-zoe community and his remains were later transferred to the St. Moses Funeral Home while the unidentified passenger was pronounced dead on arrival at the JFK hospital.
Police authorities are in contact with the families of the deceased and the lady that sustained the injury. Six persons have been arrested in connection to the violent protest and are undergoing investigation.Meanwhile, the driver of the truck is currently in Police custody and is undergoing investigation. “We assure the public of our commitment to ensuring that justice prevails in this matter”, the statement concludes.