The Liberia National Police has restored calm in Kakata, Margibi, County after a shooting incident in which one person was reported dead.

According to information gathered from our team of responders headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations, Hon. Marvin Sarkor, a shooting incident took place when two officers of the LNP had gone to effect the arrest of an armed robber. Accordingly, the shooting incident left one of our citizens in person of Rufus Fongbeh dead.

However, the Inspector General of Police immediately directed and the two officers involved in the shooting incident have been disrobed and forwarded to the Professional Standards Division for prompt investigation.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operation, Hon. Sarkor, in a meeting with the deceased family members, the County Superintendent, County Inspector, and Marketing Superintendent, assured them that the LNP administration will conduct an impartial investigation in ensuring that anyone who bears the responsibility will face the full weight of the law.

Hon. Sarkor urged all concerned persons, including family members, youths, advocates, and other well wishers to remain calm while the investigation is on going.

Hon. Sarkor reiterated that this administration will not shield any of its officers who is engaged in any unorthodox practices.

In the strongest term, the LNP leadership, headed by Hon. Patrick Sudue, condemns such act and will do all in its might to ensure that Justice is served the bereaved family.

The LNP IG also applauded all citizens who stood their grounds and prevented the burning of the Police Station, terming such action as “Good citizenship.”

Sadly, the aggrieved youths vandalized the headquarters of Margibi POLICE Detachment and made away with several impounded motorbikes, personal properties of officers, broke into vehicles impounded at the station and also took away properties of the LNP.

Today, the Liberia National Police charged to court 22 suspects who were allegedly involved in the vandalization and looting of the LNP headquarters in Kakata, Margibi County.

Meanwhile, calm has been restored to Kakata City, Margibi County were citizens and residents are going about their normal businesses.

Courtesy: Liberia National Police

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