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Former MODEL General Arrested

Isaac Jebbo, otherwise Known as General Bob Marley, who reportedly headed a 45-man squad of Liberians to fight for former Ivorian Leader Laurent Gbargbo, has been arrested in Grand Gedeh County by joint security of officers.

General Bob Marley was arrested with a berretta pistol which contained nine rounds. He told security officers after his arrest, that he saw no reason to stay in the Ivory Coast when his boss Laurent Gbargbo had been captured.

He said he made away with one AK 47 rifle and a berretta pistol from the Ivory Coast. The rebel general is reported to have told security officers that he left the AK 47 rifle in the Cavalla River, while crossing from Ivory Coast to Liberia.

He further explained that he brought the pistol to Liberia for what he called self-defense. General Bob Marley also told state security that though he recruited 45 Liberians from Liberia to fight in the Ivory Coast, additional 100 men were added on his Liberian squad making it the total of 145 men under his control in Ivory Coast.

Bob Marley also said his recruitment came about when he told the Gbargbo Camp that he was an ex-MODEL fighter here in Liberia, something he said qualified him to get the new job in the Ivory Coast.

According to him, they were many Liberians who crossed the Cavalla River to  Liberia after their boss Gbargbo was captured, but said his friends went in different locations and he came to Grand Gedeh County.

There are also reports that General Bob Marley was going from village to village in Grand Gedeh to seek survival.  He is said to have entered Liberia with so many looted items and about 15,000CFA, valued at US$3000.

The rebel general noted that all of “his things” he took from the Ivory Coast were taken away from him by State security  at the border, and was left with nothing to survival on here. Police Director Marc Amblard, confirmed the information, but promised to provide details after an investigation.

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