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The Chairman of the Joint Security in Bong County has warned citizens of the county against the cash payment to security officers in exchange for materials/items seized during the current curfew hours.

Attorney Cornelius Flomo Wennah told Bong County citizens that the action by the joint security to impound motorcycles and other items during curfew hours was in no way an opportunity for Police officers to extort money from people.

The Bong County Attorney comments come in the wake of confirmed reports that the owners of motorcycles previously impounded and released recently, paid between LD$1000.00-LD$3000.00 to the Liberia National Police for the release of their property.

Attorney Wennah told a gathering of motorcyclists in Gbarnga recently that as head of the Joint Security in Bong County, he had no idea and did not issue any order for such payment, assuring that all payments made for impounded property would be returned without delay. The Chairman of the Bong Joint Security admonished motorcyclists to remain calm and follow the regulations announced out by the Ministry of Justice.

He reiterated the 7PM deadline for motorcycles to refrain from plying the streets, as well as the regulations placed on the transportation of two passengers as initiated by the Bong County administration. Some of the motorcyclists, who spoke to our reporter after the interaction, lauded Attorney Wennah for the clarity.

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