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One police, three civilians held liable for motorcyclists death

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Flash back of the motorbikes riders riot in Paynesville
Flash back of the motorbikes riders riot in Paynesville

(elbcradio.com/May 23, 2015)-One Police officer and three civilians have been found liable for the murder of two motorcyclists that led to the April 16, 2015 riot in Paynesville.

Justice Minister, Benedict Sannoh, said an autopsy, conducted on the remains of Alfred Tarnue, revealed that he was strangulated to death, while his colleague was killed by Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) officer, Winky Genner.

According to Minister Sannoh, the report also established that the police officer identified as Emmanuel Howard was not in uniform during the commission of the crime.

The Liberian Attorney General assured the public that the Government will ensure that those involved will be prosecuted in line with the laws of the country.

 

Cllr. Sannoh has meanwhile ordered Police Director, Chris Massaquoi, to disrobe, detain and turn over the perpetrators for prosecution.

 

At the same time, Justice Minister Sannoh has lifted the ban on motorcycles plying Liberia’s feeder roads.

 

Cllr. Sannoh also announced regulations for motorcycles in the country, naming compulsory registration, insurance and operator license as some of the new regulations for the motorcycles, among others.

Justice Minister, Benedict Sannoh, said an autopsy, conducted on the remains of Alfred Tarnue, revealed that he was strangulated to death, while his colleague was killed by Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) officer, Winky Genner.

According to Minister Sannoh, the report also established that the police officer identified as Emmanuel Howard was not in uniform during the commission of the crime.

The Liberian Attorney General assured the public that the Government will ensure that those involved will be prosecuted in line with the laws of the country.

Cllr. Sannoh has meanwhile ordered Police Director, Chris Massaquoi, to disrobe, detain and turn over the perpetrators for prosecution.

At the same time, Justice Minister  Sannoh has lifted the ban on motorcycles plying Liberia’s feeder roads.

Cllr. Sannoh also announced regulations for motorcycles in the country, naming compulsory registration, insurance and operator license as some of the new regulations for the motorcycles, among others.

 


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