Police in Bong County have sent to court a man believed to be in his late thirties for impersonating as a police officer. Uriah Dahn was arrested while crossing from neighboring Guinea where, he said, he usually carries out his operations to Liberia.
He told our correspondent that he had fallen in love with a married woman who was escorting him on his way out of Guinea to Liberia when her husband alarmed some Guinean Police officers, alleging that he was taking his wife away.
Dahn -the alleged impersonator, further explained that upon their arrival, the Guinean police were hesitant to arrest him because he was seen in Liberian Police uniform; but when asked for an ID card upon arrival at the local headquarters, he couldn’t produce any official identity Uriah Dahn was then turned over to the Liberia National Police detachment in Zorzor, Lofa County to whom he further allegedly admitted he has been impersonating for the past three years, crossing with vehicles from Guinea, as well as engaging in other criminal activities under the name of the police.
He was later transferred from Zorzor to Gbarnga, Bong County where he has been charged with impersonation and theft of property for allegedly stealing a lap top computer and DVD player in Gbarnga before his departure for Guinea where he was arrested. The alleged impersonator added that the police uniform and batch were given to him by an officer only identified as “Wesseh” to whom he served as an aide before running his independent operations with the uniform given him.
Dahn, who claimed to hail from Nimba County, also admitted that his action has been very criminal. Though he told police his name was Uriah Dahn, he was arrested with St. Clement University tuition payment receipt, carrying “Hilton Pay women” and an ECOBANK book with the same name, but with different photo in the book – something that raised eyebrows over his true identity.
He was forwarded to court on Wednesday.
-Edited by George Barpeen