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Police officers assigned at the last Sunday football match between Liberia and Ghana, were said to have severely brutalized another journalist, Fumba Kanneh of the Monrovia based Power FM.

Kanneh who rushed into the offices of this paper Sunday night with blood pouring down from his nose and mouth alleged that he was beaten upon the orders of Victor Bowier believed to have headed the security detailed assigned at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) during the match.

Kanneh, who had a deep cut on his mouth and bruises all over his body, stated that officer Bowier ordered his men to flog him while filming an alleged attack on a Ghanaian fan who was celebrating by some officers of the LNP, upon news that Ghanaian officers in Ghana had allegedly killed five Liberian refugees there.

“It was at the point that other journalists and I were during our duties when I was attacked in the presence of veteran sports journalist, Zoegar Jaynes whose intervention in stopping the police officer from brutalizing me fell on death ear”, Kanneh tearfully stated.

When contacted, Police spokesman George Bardue confirmed the incident and the name of the accused (Victor Bowier) but was quick to state that, they were investigating the circumstances that led to the beating of the Power FM senior staffer.

“We are investigating, thereafter, we will make finding available”, Bardue stated.

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