Forestry Dev. Authority denies approving killing of any Chimpanzee in Nimba County

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Forestry Development Authority (FDA) has denied authorizing the killing of any chimpanzee in Nimba County.

The FDA’s assertion is in relation to recent report of a chimpanzee that allegedly raped a four-year old child in the County.

ELBC Upper Nimba County Correspondent said: “The FDA also doubts the possibility of the chimpanzee raping the child.”

Our Correspondent quotes a release from FDA as saying report of a chimpanzee raping is a calculated attempt to cover up a crime committed by someone else.

According to our Correspondent, the Authority has also dispatched a team, including officers of the Liberia National Police to investigate the claims.

Meanwhile, the victim is said to be undergoing treatment at the Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center, in Lower Nimba County.

By: Cecelia Clarke

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