River Gee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh, has strongly condemned the burning down of a police station, a Liberian flag and a privately owned transport truck in reaction to the death of a motorcyclist in an accident near Kilepo Jowroken, Chedepo District, River Gee County, southeast Liberia.
According to a press release, Senator Wesseh described as foreign and shocking; the mob violence allegedly carried out by some residents of the Kilepo towns of Jowroken and Kanweaken on August 8, 2015. He thanked those he described as good community members and the security forces for speedily bringing the violence under control.
The Senator called on the people of the two towns and the local authorities, including County Superintendent, Chedepo District Commissioner, chiefs, elders, motorcyclists and youths of the affected towns to fully cooperate with state security officers as they round up the perpetrators of the criminal acts for investigation.
He also called on police authority in the county to conduct their work with utmost care to minimize the chances of arresting and detaining innocent members of the community. Senator Wesseh revealed that since the incident, he has been in regular contact with the hierarchy and local commanders of the Police, local government officials, youth leaders and the leaders of the local motorcyclist union to ensure the restoration of calm and justice.
Senator Wesseh also encouraged the security to exercise restraint in the process, noting that the local people are very important in maintaining durable peace and therefore, should be treated professionally and with due respect.
River Gee Police Commander, Drumwillie has reported that at least eleven individuals, including a Clan Chief, have been arrested and are assisting the police in the investigations. He said that a man identified as Bobby Jalaba of Kilipo Kanweaken was the ringleader of the mob and is now at large.
Meanwhile, Senator Wesseh has expressed profound condolences to the Choloply family of Kilipo Jowroken and the entire people of Kilipo for the death of their son. –Press Release