A local and Non – Governmental Organization under the banner Youth United to Sustain Peace (YUSP) has lauded the gallant men and women of the Liberia National Police (LNP) for being swift in their recent operation by bringing perpetrators to justice.
The group said at a press conference held Tuesday, 29 May that the police’s recent arrest of criminals including a fake preacher man who dumped US counterfeit money into the Liberian market is worth commending.
Reading a statement, the Chairman of the group Mark Chea said the group has come to give its position on the two recent killings that got citizens shocked, including the the death of Super TV Journalist Tyron Brown, and motorcyclist Lamin Beyan’s killer Officer Roosevelt Demann of LNP.
“If we must sustain the peace in our country, the act of murdering fellow citizens must come to an end, and perpetrator must be brought to justice,” he says.
Mr. Chea says citizens may not necessarily agree with the police whenever they release their findings on killings of innocent people in the country, but the best thing that people can do for themselves is to be law abiding to avoid citizens and police tussle.
He calls on every well-meaning Liberian to work along with the police in reducing crimes and violence, among others and to respect the law so as to provide the police opportunity to carry out its function in protecting the citizens and their properties.
According to him, since the ascendency of Inspector General Col. Patrick Sudue as head of the LNP, his organization including realist have witnessed the tracking down of high core criminals and others that are involved in secret killings and money laundering, among other things.
According to the group chairman, the arrest of journalist Tyron Brown’s killer, and victim Lamin Beyan’s killer Officer Roosevelt Demann speak volume of the swiftness of the police force here in Liberia.
“We want to extend our sincere appreciation to the gallant men of the police for their level of seriousness in bringing high core criminals, and perpetrators to justice,” he says.
Meanwhile the group through its chairman has called on national government and partners to lend the police more support to enable it execute its statutory mandate given by constitution.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley