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Lawmaker regrets killing of motorcyclist

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Electoral District #4 Rep. Roseline Suakoko Dennis has expressed regrets over the shooting and killing of motorcyclist Beyan Lamie by armed police officer Roosevelt Demann.


She spoke on the killing of victim Lamie over the weekend during wake keeping for the deceased at his premises in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. Rep. Dennis calls for the prosecution against Mr. Demann who was a police depot commander at Tortoise Base in Paynesville.

She stresses the need to prosecute Mr. Demann and any other law enforcement officer who violates the law on the usage of firearms against innocent civilians here.

Rep. Dennis admonishes the Liberia National Police (LNP) to take stringent measures to ensure that LNP officers carrying firearms are professional in their dealing with civilians who she describes as the backbone of the country.

Paying her final tribute to the fallen motorcyclist Mr. Lamie, Rep. Suakoko Dennis says she would ensure that a child of the deceased remains in school through the district scholarship program.

Motorcyclist Beyan Lamie was on 2 June buried in the provincial town of Zopay in Todee District, lower Montserrado County where he was born.

With text drowned from the Book of John 11:25-26, the Founder and General Overseer of the Chapel of Life Ministries Rev. Henry Gbiah who delivered the funeral rite, consoled the deceased’s wife, children and family members.

The deceased’s wife told the gathering that during difficult times in her life, Lamie was there for her and the children. She wonders who will take the place of Mr. Lamie in her family, as she broke down in tears.

The deceased’s father Mr. David Lamie who read the family tribute says he would miss his son, noting that the family depended on him for their survival. Mr. Lamie urges the family to hold together and serve God.

By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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