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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaPolice in Ganta, Nimba County are investigating circumstances leading to a truckload of relief food destined for Ebola patients in Ganta taken to Saclepea for sale.

A Police source narrated to The NewDawn that the truck was intercepted with a consignment of 200 bags of 25kg rice, 10 bags of beans, and 15 containers of Argo oil.

An inside source of the Ganta Ebola Taskforce also hinted this paper that the food, provided by the World Food Programme or WFP for Ebola victims, was  redirected for sale to a business woman in Saclepea.

The WFP Ebola supplies are controlled by the Nimba County Health Team. Nimba County Superintendent Fong Zuagele, has ordered police in the county to establish what really went wrong. Superintendent Zuagele described the situation as unfortunate and very much embarrassing for the county.

The NewDawn Nimba correspondent, quoting Police sources, says County Inspector Reginal Mehn and four other suspects have been turned over to the police for investigation in connection with the rice saga.

Those facing investigation, include Dr. Loree Cooper, Chief Medical Director at the George Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie; Kou Yeelehbo, head of the county psycho-social team, Albert Bleh Vah, county health team warehouse custodian and Cyphus Yasine, of the county health team.

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