Police in Pleebo, Maryland County, southeast Liberia have sent to court three suspects for alleged robbery. According to the Police charge sheet, the alleged robbery occurred on Wednesday, June 10, in zone 2 community, Pleebo, a commercial city of Maryland County.
Police detail that a 36-year-oldman identified as Soma Ali, reported on Wednesday, June 3, that while walking along the street, using his Techno Spark- 4 light the three suspects identified as Abel Maneh, 24, James Wleh, 20, and Daniel CHEA, Jr. 22, all from Grand KRU County came from behind him, slapped his ear and took away his cell phone.
The victim disclosed that the phone costs US$175. He also told the Liberia National Police that the suspects threatened to kill him, if he refused to leave the cell phone. Upon hearing the story, Police arrested the three suspects and after preliminary investigation, charged them with Robbery. The act, according to the Liberia National Police violates Subchapter C, Section 15. 30 of the new penal code of the Republic of Liberia.
The suspects were subsequently sent to the Pleebo Magisterial Court, and the court immediately incarcerated them at the Place of Correction in Harper City, awaiting court trial. The Commander of the Police Criminal Investigation Division in Pleebo, Jimmie T. Kaydor, told reporters that the suspects admitted to committing the crime.
By Patrick N. Mensah from Pleebo, Maryland County– Editing by Jonathan Browne