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The Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations warns here that violators of the three weeks State of Emergency issued by President George Manneh Weah will bear the full consequences.

Col. Melvin Sackor, speaking on Prime FM Monday in Monrovia said the Police and the Joint Security will not relent in enforcing the State of Emergency.

Already, several persons, including women were reportedly manhandled by Joint Security officers on last Friday. Sackor reemphasized that the Police will remain robust in clearing the streets of violators.

When questioned what happens to violators, he went mute, but insisted that the streets will be cleared and violators will be dealt thru every available method in ensuring the mandate of the President is respected.

Col. Sackor failed to state whether the Police have withholder cells for violators when further quizzed if the only measure to get residents off the streets is by beating.

“Look my brother, other presidents issued stay home order immediately but our President gave 72 hours grace period for everyone to get their food and medication but Liberians just refused to adhere to order of the President. Get this; this order is about safety and safety of our country. Our people are hard-headed, so we have to be drastic in enforcing the laws and the orders of the president,” he said.

Last Friday, officers of the Liberia National Police, the Drugs Enforcement Agency, the Armed Forces of Liberia and the Liberia Immigration Service stormed various communities in Monrovia, chasing and reportedly beating residents, who were sitting on porches of their respective homes.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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