By T. Saye Goinleh
The Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL) has in the strongest term condemned the killing of a motorcyclist, Beyan Lamin of the Soul Clinic community by a police officer.
members of EFFL
The late motorcyclist was allegedly shot by Police Officer Roosevelt Dehmie of the Liberia National Police on Sunday night, April 29, 2018 at about 10:00 PM in the area.
According to members of the EFFL, they are calling on authorities of the Liberia National Police to immediately investigate the matter and bring the perpetrator to justice.
A member of the group, Ernest K. Moibah, Jr. told reporters that his organization will not in whatever form and manner condone any Liberian no matter their status in society to be intimidated by those he referred to as ‘henchmen’ of the present regime.
He is at the same time calling on his fellow fighters in the Soul Clinic Community to work alongside the Motorcyclist Union legally in making sure that Officer Dehmie is brought to justice.
The EFFL member further narrated that its own independent investigation conducted revealed that Officer Dehmie was seen reportedly trying to confiscate the late Lamin’s motorcycle for being violation of the 10:00 PM curfew for motorcyclists while the victim was on his way home and a resistance from him to surrender in a bribe sparked the commotion which led to his death.
Moibah said some community members intervened and the victim left, but unfortunately, Officer Roosevelt was not pleased with the settlement and in the process got on another motorcycle, chased the victim and shot him from the back of his head.
Meanwhile, the EFFL has extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family and is at the same sending out a caveat to the government to speedily address the disappearances of peaceful citizens, gruesome murders, intentional and reckless shooting under this administration.