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Exsecon Security Chief disappears with over US$11, 000

A senior officer of Exsecon Security, a private firmhas reportedly gone missing with several United States Dollars. Officer Kanneth Singleton, who is Chief of Operations of the security firm owned by Liberia’s Minister of Defense Brownie Samukai, is said to have traveled from Monrovia with several thousand United States Dollars to pay officers assigned at the UNMIL facilities at the Central Agriculture Research Institute or CARI outside Gbarnga, including officers manning properties in Lofa County.

But officer Singleton, who concluded the payment for his officers at UNMIL Sector B reportedly moved to Gbarnga in a local hotel to await a team from Lofa County to give US$11,000 for the payment of EXSECON officers in Lofa.

The EXSECON Chief of Operations subsequently disappeared in thin air with his mobile phone switched off after his colleagues arrived in Gbarnga from Lofa County to receive the money from him to take it to Lofa for the disbursement of salaries to officers in that part of the country.

The incident which took place about a week ago,has led police and other state security officers in the county to launch a serious search for Officer Kanneth Singleton, who is believed to have absconded with the cash or probably murdered for the US$11,000.

But Police in Bong County told our correspondent that Officer Kanneth has communicated with EXSECON Headquarters in Monrovia, telling his bosses here that he was allegedly robbed while in the hotel in Gbarnga.

Officer Kanneth, who wrote through an email from neighboring Sierra Leone, further informed his bosses that he was in pursuit of those who robbed him,after he received information that the alleged robbers have crossed into Sierra Leone.

He added in his email that his phone got missing and he is stranded in Sierra Lone without money to return to Monrovia. Police further told this paper that the National PoliceHeadquarters in Monrovia is making arrangement to bring the EXSECON officer back to Monrovia.

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Meanwhile, the Wife of Officer Kanneth Singleton, Madam Musu Singleton told our correspondent that she received call from Police in Monrovia that her husband has communicated with his office.

Madam Singleton said she is now relieved as a result of the information, adding that her husband has never had any criminal record as he always traveled with huge amount of cash than the US$11,000 in question.

By Papa Morris from Bong-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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