Officers of the Liberian National Police appear to be suffering a backlash from local residents in Paynesville days after a depot commander in the community shot dead a motorbike rider.
On April 29, a member of the Police Support Unit (PSU) Moses B. Dell was stoned to death by suspect Davis Wilson in the LBS Community of Paynesville, just days after officer Demann shot dead a motorbike rider.
In a press release Monday, 7 May, the LNP said it has arrested the 22 – year – old murder suspect Davis Wilson for allegedly killing Officer Moses B. Dell by stoning him on his head on 4 May when he went to sympathize with his bereaved family.
A police preliminary investigation says suspect Wilson, being so furious over the loss of his phone immediately pulled out a knife which was retrieved from him by one Prince Konneh and turned over to the Community Chairman, Nathaniel Slogan.
According to police, it was then that suspect Wilson took a rock and hit officer Dell on the head while his back was turned.
After the officer sustained injury, police say he was immediately taken at the Pool of Bethesda Medical Clinic and later transferred to the JFK hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
In another development, Patrolman Cornelius Stewart was also killed in a motor accident on 6 May on 1st Street, Tubman Boulevard by a Blue Toyota Bus marked B10093 and operated by Moses Kollie.
The LNP says Patrolman Stewart was riding a red Bajaj Boxer motorbike from central Monrovia to Sinkor while the bus was traveling to the opposite direction when they collided.
As a result of the accident, Officer Stewart sustained serious bodily injury, the LNP says, adding that he was rushed to the JFK hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Meanwhile the operator of the bus, Moses Kollie is currently in Police custody undergoing investigation.–Press release