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Police charge 2 for armed robbery

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan

Police in Gbarnga, Bong County have charged and sent to Court two persons in connection to an alleged armed robbery carried out on the night of Wednesday, 9 March 2022.

Suspects Emmanuel Dolo and Eric Flomo are also charged with theft of property and possession of physical objects for lethal use, in violation of Sections 15.32, 15.51 and 17.11 of the New Penal Code of Liberia.

According to Kelenso Flomo, the commander of the Crimes Services Division of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Bong County Detachment, the suspects allegedly held victim Amos Buayou under gunpoint and made away with his boxer motorcycle.

The accused also allegedly made away with the victim’s smartphone, spare motorcycle key and $2,000 Liberian Dollars.

They allegedly carried out the robbery after the victim dropped the suspects off around Cuttington University Campus.

Police Superintendent Flomo furthered that the suspects were arrested with the motorcycle on an accident scene on 15 March 2022 with the complainant, after he tailed and hit them with another motorcycle.

The police charge sheet said the suspects were seen with a locally made single barrel gun during police interrogation.

They are held in detention at the Gbarnga Central Prison station, awaiting court’s trial.

However, one of the suspects, Eric Flomo admitted to possessing and carrying the arm to the crime scene but said he was asked to do so by his colleagues, who had gone ahead with the motorcyclist.

Emmanuel Dolo said he admitted to the commission of the crime because of fear and alleged torture by police officers, while in police custody.

Our Bong County correspondent says criminal activities are becoming alarming in Gbarnga and its environs.

Recently, another motorcyclist was attacked and seriously wounded by an unknown individual.

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