The Liberia National Police (LNP) has said it is exerting all efforts to ensure that individuals involved in the attack on some of its officers in the Bassa Town Community in Chicken Soup Factory are arrested to face the law, the state-owned Liberia News Agency (LINA) reported.
“We condemn in the strongest terms such barbaric attack on our officers and will do everything possible to make sure that the perpetrators are prosecuted in accordance with the law,” Police spokesman Moses Carter said.
Addressing a news conference Wednesday at the LNP headquarters on Capitol Hill, Carter disclosed that on October 27 officers of the Police Support Unit (PSU) came under serious attack by over five hundred residents.
LINA quoted the LNP spokesman as saying the group was led by a man identified as Commissioner Jerry Quaquea, a resident of Johnsonville.
Carter explained that the Police officers had gone to Bassa Town, Chicken Soup Factory in Gardnerville to serve as backup for Sheriffs of Criminal Court ’B’ who had gone to execute a Writ of Possession issued by the court.
He indicated that Commissioner Quaquea and his accomplices attacked the Police officers on grounds that the Court officers and police were in error to evict them.
“During the attack on our officers, seven were severely wounded with some of them stabbed and brutally wounded on the legs and foreheads while one of the Court Sheriffs was stripped naked and beaten,” Carter said.
He disclosed that the attackers forcibly made away with an AK-47 rifle belonging to one of the assigned Police officers, one Muscle Blast Gas Launcher and a riot shield as well as cell phones.
“The LNP administration appreciates the high level of professionalism demonstrated by the affected officers, which portrays a new dispensation for professional policing under the leadership of Inspector General Patrick Sudue,” Carter said.
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