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The Liberia National Police (LNP) has announced an investigation against a 32 – year – old man identified as Arthur Boy Harris for impersonating and receiving money under false pretense.

According to police’s preliminary investigation, suspect Harris allegedly collected US$500 from victim James Mark Sackie while purporting as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill.

According to a police statement released Monday, 18 February, victim Sackie told police investigators that the suspect promised to do everything possible to give him a job in government.

The victim says after paying the US$500, he later attempted to verify the number used by the suspect to establish whether it was Minister McGill’s number.

He reveals that after visiting the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, he later found out that the number did not match that of Minister McGill.

Victim McGill explains that he then planned a strategy of offering to give suspect Harris more money in an attempt to have him arrested.

Suspect Harris was arrested on 12th Street, Sinkor on 13 February at 1330hrs PM, and held by police pending court trial.–Press release

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