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Police authorities in Monrovia say they have suspended 14 officers for the alleged disappearance of murder suspect Alusin Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean national.Alusin is alleged to have murdered and extracted the body parts of his seven – year – old foster son Victor Fahnbulleh.

The police’s administrative action is triggered by a mass protest by residents of Montserrado County District #17 who recently petitioned lawmakers to summon and demand police chief Col. Patrick Sudue to produce the escapee’s living body.

In a release issued Thursday, 13 September, the police warned all officers to be very mindful in the discharge of their duties. The authorities have indefinitely suspended officers Thomas G. Cheayee, (ID#: 5588 CSD), and Amos N. Neeplay (ID#0232, CSD) for their negligence in the release of the alleged murder suspect.

The authorities have also served warning letters on the head of the Crime Against Person Unit of the Liberia National Police and his deputy in persons of Chief Inspector of Police Abu B. Daramy (ID#: 0774) and Corporal Halvin A. Page (ID#: 0655) for poor supervision and oversight.

Other suspended officers are named as Sergeant Yaekpawolo M. Barquoi (ID#: 0527 of the Crime Services Department) with two months; Superintendent Momolu S. Sanyon (ID#: 1435, Patrol Division), one month; Superintendent Kennedy S. Saywon (ID#: 1173, Patrol Division), one month, and Superintendent Jefferson M. Blayee (ID#: 1042, Patrol Division), one month.

The list includes Superintendent Stephen B. Daniel (ID#: 0985, Patrol Division), one month; Inspector Christopher G. Mansuo (ID#: 4408, Patrol Division), one month; Chief Inspector of Police, Thomas B. Jarjay ID#: 0598, Patrol Division), one month; and Inspector Beyea G. Cooper (ID#: 0216 Patrol Division), one month.
The list also includes Inspector Selay Y. Ballah (ID#: 0219, Crime Services Department), two weeks; and Inspector Akins G. Kaifa (ID#: 3534, Crime Services Department), two weeks.

Police say these officers are being held in connection to the improper and illegal release of Alusin Jalloh who allegedly murdered seven years old victim Victor Fahnbulleh of the Virginia Community.Speaking to reporters Thursday, 13 September, Police Spokesman Moses Carter says two officers in person of Patrolman Amos N. Neeplay, and Patrolman Thomas G. Cheayee have been suspended indefinitely and charged with the crime of obstructing government functions in violation of Chapter 12, Subchapter “A” Section 12.3 of the Penal Code of Liberia.

Mr. Carter has sounded a strong caveat to all officers of the LNP to be very mindful in the discharge of their duties.“Any officer caught violating the Standard Operations Procedure (SOP) and the Duty Manual of the LNP will face the full weight of the laws of the Republic,” he says.

He assures the family of the murdered seven year old boy that the LNP will do everything humanly possible to ensure that justice is served.According to him, suspect Alusin will face re-arrest, indicated that the LNP is working very hard with its Interpol counterparts and Joint Security Officers assigned at various entry points of the 15 counties here.–Press release

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