A suspected criminal from West Point Township, Alfred P. Nagbe, has claimed that he retrieved few mattresses and a generator from looters who broken into a holding center over the weekend and made away with items placed there for suspected patients. Alfred said the looters used the Water Side General Market route to flee where, coincidentally, he said, his house is located so he was able to intercept them.
According to him, he was only able to arrest the items stolen, but the criminals escaped, adding that the items were kept in his house without telling the police. Alfred further narrated to The New Dawn that when the incident occurred on Saturday, he called the commissioner of the township, Madam Miata Flowers, who told him to keep the items in his possession until she could arrive but did not see her until Tuesday, August 19th.
He also said that the commissioner told him not to turn any of the items over until she reaches West Point. But a combined team of security, including the Armed Forces of Liberia along with the Police Support Unit said the suspect had no right keeping those items at his house without reporting them to the authorities. The security arrested him on suspicion that he facilitated the criminals by holding onto the stolen items and anyone who does that under the law is a criminal.