With the increasing rate of crimes including murder and armed robbery activities across Liberia and its environs, the issue of logistical support to the Liberia National Police (LNP) in responding to crime scene cannot be over emphasized.
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A youth group under the banner, Youth United to Sustain Peace (YUSP) indicated that national government and partners should support the police with logistics; something they believed would help the police in tracking down perpetrators of crimes in the country.
Speaking on behalf of the group, YUSP Chairman Mark Chea said while it is true they do appreciate the tireless efforts by the LNP in bringing perpetrators to justice, the police cannot actively perform in the discharge of her duty in the absence of logistics; something they said should be speedily addressed by the government to eradicate or reduce the number of crimes.
“To some extent, the group is impressed over the workings of the Liberia National Police headed by Col. Patrick Sudue. Since the ascendency of the new administration of the LNP, our institution witnessed the tracking down of high code criminals in Liberia,” the said in a statement.
Chea further mentioned that if they must sustain the peace envisioned, citizens of the country should respect the rule of law and see the police as friends and not enemies.
Consequently; the group further expressed frustration over the untimely death of officer Moses B. Dell of the Police Support Unite (PSU) who was stoned by some citizens in the Paynesville community and Beyan Lamie, a motorcyclist who was also killed by an officer of the Liberia National Police. The group terms the action as disdainful, ridiculous and barbaric.
“If we must sustain the peace of our country, these acts of murdering fellow citizens must come to an end and perpetrators must be brought to justice, equally so, we call on all Liberians to kindly and respectfully abide by the rules of law, with this coordination then we are gearing for the peace that we all envisage,” the group concluded.