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Ex-police chief fires 17-year-old boy

Former deputy police director for intelligence Sam “PI”, said to be still carrying arm, is said to have allegedly shot a 17-year-old lad identified as Emmanuel Kiah in Thinker’s Village along the Monrovia-Robertsfield highway after the victim allegedly killed his dog.

Police in Monrovia have arrested and disarmed PI in connection with the shooting. Multiple sources at the National Police Headquarters, who spoke to The NewDawn on condition of anonymity Thursday, 11 August after the incident said, Sam PI Nimely still works with the police despite news of his dismissal in 2015; but other sources said he is only working for an unidentified security unit at Liberia’s National Port Authority, bearing arm.

Though Police officials declined to provide details, they however confirmed there was shooting in Thinker’s Village on Thursday, and that the victim is a resident of the Rehab Community.
Victim Kiah, who was carried on a stretcher, has been reportedly admitted at a local hospital in Monrovia where he is allegedly responding to treatment, while suspect Nimely is in police custody undergoing interrogation.

Another source suggested that an attack was reported against the officer in reaction to some shooting in the community, and that a call was made for a stretcher to take the victim to hospital after police were dispatched to the scene.

Acting Police Spokesman Lewis Norman confirmed the shooting at Thinker’s Village and the wounding of victim Kiah, but declined to give the name of the suspect, who shot the victim.
“We have information that some shooting went on in the Thinker’s Village; the victim is a resident of Rehab Community. The suspect has been arrested and the victim is responding to treatment at a local hospital,” Mr. Norma said in response to a NewDawn’s enquiry.

Mr. Norman only confirmed that a gun bearer who had allegedly shot Kiah, was arrested, gun seized and held in police custody for investigation, while the victim was responding to treatment at a local hospital, promising to provide detail as the investigation progresses.

By Winston W. parley-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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