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Police boss shifts blame

Police Inspector General Col. Patrick Sudue has shifted blame on two unknown police officers for the alleged disappearance of murder suspect AlusinJalloh from police custody.

Alusin allegedly disappeared from custody at the Liberia National Police (LNP) headquarters, amidst accusations that he murdered his seven – year -old foster son Victor Fahnbulleh and extracted the victim’s body parts.Following protesters’ petition requesting lawmakers to summon the police chief, he appeared Tuesday, 11 September and later told reporters that two police officers released suspect Alusin.

Col. Sudue says the two officers who released Alusin are undergoing police investigation, adding that action has been taken.According to Col. Sudue, an officer that did not follow the procedure was also suspended.

The police chief assures family members of the victim that police are in search of suspect Alusin, adding that they are doing everything to re-arrest him.On Thursday 6 September, residents of Montserrado County District #17 petitioned the House of Representatives to summon Col. Sudue to give account of suspect Alusin.

In the petition, the protestors said 7 years old Victor was reported missing from Banjor Community on Monday, 13 August, and his corpse was found on 15 August around the Unity Conference Center with body parts extracted.

The petitioner said police arrested Alusin, a Sierra Leonean, held at a depot for days before being transferred to the police headquarters.He is said to have disappeared from the police headquarters.

By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. parley

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