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The Liberia National Police (LNP) says it will at the end of May hold a two -day conference under the theme, “Say No To Violence”.

Police Spokesman Moses Carter told a press conference Friday, 10 May at the LNP Headquarters in Monrovia that the conference seeks to address the prevalence of mob justice or mob violence in various communities across the country.

The conference is expected to bring together community leaders, youths, heads of Civil Society organizations, the press, religious leaders, and other stakeholders.

“It is expected that after this dialogue, citizens in various communities will desist taking laws into their own hands and encourage seeking recourse to the rule of law as a means of resolving their grievances,” Carter says.

Liberia continues to confront many incidents of mob violence here, sometimes against suspected criminals, in revenge for alleged attacks against peaceful citizens.

In relations to acts of violence here, police say six persons have been arrested in connection to the murder of Isaac Chea, 21, of the Logan Town, Broad Street community.

On Saturday, 4 May, police narrate that victim Chea was allegedly mobbed to death and thrown into the Stockton Creek around the Caldwell Bridge.

According to the police, a man identified as Saydee Decarswan has also been arrested for allegedly stabbing the neck of victim Jeff Kollie with a knife, leading to the latter’s death.

The victim was a resident of Iron Factory Community, the police say. The suspect on May 4, at about 23hrs allegedly attacked the victim along the New Georgia junction, demanding the victim’s cell phone and ear piece.By Winston W. Parley

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