Police station set ablaze in ex-president home

ZWEDREW: Reports from the home  county of former president, Samuel K. Doe said a group of angry  motorcyclists  and some residents put on fire a sub-police station after what they termed as a Funalani businessman allegedly killed a correction officer.

The station was “set on fire today(May 18, 2021) by some pen pen riders because they said one of  their friends was killed by a business man. So, they went to the place to burn it down,”  Adolphus Gee, an eye witness told this paper.

A social media post from the area showed the police station on fire  while dozens of residents  were seen looting shops.

Police spokesman  Moses Carter  said that it was alleged that a Fulani business(name not given) man was responsible for the death of the  correction officer but declined to give details saying that the details would be released later.

According to video seen on social media from the scene,  the correction officer prior to his death, was reported to have allegedly credited  LD$40.00(Less than 1USD) worth of water from the Fulanis businessman and decided to keep the money because he did not see the accused around at the time.

When the businessman asked for his money, the officer  was said to have smiled, a situation which angered  the businessman. That later led to a fist fight between him and the officer.

After the  fight,  the victim sustained wounds and went for medication at the Jackson F. Doe hospital in Tappita, Nimba County.  Prior to his  death, he went to  police to pursue the case, but later died on May 18, 2021 in Grand Gedeh.

The former president of Liberia, Samuel Doe hailed from Grand Gedeh county.


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