Five LNP Caught In Extortion
Five officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have been arrested and detained for allegedly extorting money from taxi drivers at the Banersville Junction, Police Spokesman Moses Carter has confirmed.
In a telephone conversation with the Liberia News Agency (LINA) on recently, Carter was quoted as saying, the five officers were arrested Wednesday evening at the Barnersville junction, outside of Monrovia following a tipoff.According to him, the officers were usually seen in the area extorting money from peaceful citizens; Carter told LINA that the five officers are not assigned at the Barnersville junction where they were arrested. They are undergoing investigation at the Police headquarters in central Monrovia.
Carter noted that convicted as per the investigation, the LNP will institute serious action against the officers and will continue to do so against all those who think that they can undercut the LNP with their wrongful behavior.
He has urged other officers of the LNP who are involved in such act to stop, noting that “when you are caught, the LNP will take serious action against you.”
Meanwhile, the Police Spokesperson also wants officers to stay at their assigned posts and not to encroach into areas where they are not deployed.
“The LNP officers are there to protect lives and properties, so if you believe that you will join the organization to illegally collect money from citizens, you are making a mistake,” Carter emphasized.