Drugs Enforcement Agency Officers and some officers of the Police Support Unit or PSU have allegedly armed robbed a local businessman in WedaboKaybor, Grand Kru County, southeast Liberia. The victim, Sopah Blah, narrates that the security personnel allegedly looted his business center during night hours on Friday, 27 October and forcibly brook into his home through a narrow window.
He continues that the DEA and PSU officers took away nearly 230,000 Liberian Dollars plus materials value over US$700.00. Mr. Blah also alleged that the armed officers were led by the Grand Kru County DEA commander, Major Charles Toe. When contacted, Major Toe denies, saying that his men only arrested a drug dealer and claim that they stole money is baseless.
But Mr. Blah is appealing to authorities of the county to launch an investigation into the matter to retrieve his money and properties that were allegedly stolen as they are the only means of survival for him and his family. Meanwhile, there have been citizens’ reactions against the alleged armed robbery case against the DEA and PSU officers.
Some citizens, who spoke to this paper in Grand Kru County, condemn the alleged act and call for justice to prevail like in the case of two officers of the Liberia Immigration Service who allegedly brutalized and harassed a businessman last year in ForpohDweken, Grand Kru.
The county administration and legislative caucus are yet to comment on the situation that is causing citizens to live in fear in the county.
By George K. Momo from Grand Kru County-Editing by Jonathan Browne