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House invites MOJ, LNP and LDEA

Over crimes and drugs abuse

By Bridgett Milton

Over the high increase of criminals, drug abusers and hijackers in the country, the House of Representatives has invited the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), the Liberian National Police (LNP) and the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) to speak on the matter.

Montserrado County District #11 Representative Richard N. Koon via a communication to Plenary, says it is sad that Liberia is fast succumbing to criminals and drug abusers, stressing that as lawmakers, they cannot sit idly, while the State becomes a safe haven for criminals and hijackers.

He notes that the recent stampede in New Kru Town was not just an embarrassment for the country, but also proves that Liberia is vulnerable to crimes and uncertainty.

“It is not only sad to lose 29 [31] persons in such an unfortunate way, it is disheartening that until today, there are still unanswered questions surrounding their death”, Representative Koon laments.

He also cites a related incident last week Wednesday, as reported by Truth FM 96.1 that in Bong County, the police went to retrieve a stolen motorcycle from a criminal hideout, but county police commander Fasu Sheriff reported the criminals retaliated by firing live bullets and injuring two of his officers in the process.

Rep. Koon continues that the few incidents cited prove that Liberians face serious national security threats, as criminals rove the streets like hunting prey, waiting to devour the belongings of peaceful citizens, or at the very least, end their lives.

He urges his colleagues of the House that if the State must win the war against crimes, drugs abuse and other vices of the society, it is time they act by inviting the relevant authorities and seeking the unanswered questions. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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