-As More Suspects Identified
By R Joyclyn Wea
The Liberia National Police (LNP), has summersaulted in its earlier statement, as persons of interest of the LNP turned into suspects as well as identifying more suspects in connections with the gruesome murder of super FM/TV photo journalist, Tyron Browne.
Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue
Alice, Edwina and Massa Kenneh have been charged for hindering law enforcement which violates Article 12.4 of the new panel code of Liberia for failure to report the matter to state security.
Even though the police had initially considered Alice and Edwina as persons of interest from the onset of the investigation and that they could not be arrested, but they both are now considered suspects to be forwarded officially to court on today, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, along with Massa Kenneh for prosecution.
Speaking to reporters on the situation, police spokesman Moses Carter indicated that investigation has established that they both aided and abetted suspect Jonathan Williams in the commission of the crime by putting the remains of the late journalist Browne into the prime suspect’s vehicle.
Jonathan Williams, Prime suspect in the death of journalist Tyron A. Browne
When questioned about the previous statement by the LNP of not arresting Alice and Edwina, Carter answered in the affirmative saying “I equally told you that investigation were continuing; it is from our investigation they are being charged based upon what we gathered from our investigation we diced to charged them.”
Caesar Kenneh, Ernest Karmou, and Massa Kenneh are additional suspects arrested by the police and charged in line with multiple crimes due to their alleged role played in the death of the late journalist.
Ernest and Caesar have been duly charged with criminal facilitation into the murder of Tyron Browne and as well as hindering law enforcement which is a violation of chapter 12, section 12.4 of the new panel law of Liberia, thus, Ernest and suspect Williams are neighbors of the Kingdom Care community in Du-Port road.
Meanwhile, the LNP has admitted to questioning former LNP Director, Atty. Chris Massaquoi after being mentioned by the crime suspect of acknowledging him (Massaquoi) of the alleged Sunday night incident at his residence on the du-port road in Paynesville.
“Former police director Chris Massaquoi is being questioned and he is cooperating based upon testimony. He was here last week and was also here today to provide his statement for what they (suspects) indicated that he was the one who advised suspect Williams about the discharged of the journalist; so we thought to hear from him (Massaquoi) by investigating and we are taking statement from him,” Carter told journalists.
Carter further stressed “for some reasons we cannot go into his statements but his statement will be looked into by investigators and would equally charge him if the need be.”
He asserted that this is not about lawyer and client, but rather it is about working with whoever surfaces in police investigation to ensure they get the needed information saying “so the fact he was mentioned we thought it wise to invite him (Massaquoi) and he has been very cooperative I must admit.”
Meanwhile, the police will on today April 24, 2018, forward to court some suspects who are alleged to have been responsible for committing arm robbery in Monrovia and its environs.