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The Liberia National Police has announced the suspension of two senior officers – Deputy Commissioner of Police Michael Somah and Assistant Commissioner of Police Victor P. Gboyah.

A statement issued Wednesday said the officers were suspended for one month with appropriate salary deduction for “negligence of duty coupled with abuse of power and authority” allegedly perpetrated against the management of Cheatiou Brothers Incorporated, a Lebanese-run business center on Bushrod Island, Monrovia.

But when contacted, Mr. Gboyah said he has no reaction. The police statement detailed that the suspended officers’ act contravened Chapter 3, Section 1.13 and Chapter 3, Section 3 of the new Police Duty Manual.

The release quoting Director Chris Massaquoi, said, the police administration will do everything possible to uphold the rule of law and the norms of modern police service that will be accountable to the needs of all persons without discrimination and protect human rights. The LNP has urged members of the public to report all forms of violence, harassment, intimidation and abuse of power and authority by police officers.

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