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Gov. to Handover Sierra Leone Former Police Chief to Sierra Leonean Gov.

by Maximilian K. Kasseh jr

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberian Government says it has taken a decision to turn over the former Chief of Police of Sierra Leone to the Sierra Leonean Government.

The decision by the Liberian Government is in line with the 1994 ECOWS Convention.

Mohammed Toure, also known as “Sankoh Paul Alimamy” was apprehended in Monrovia by Liberian Security forces at the request of the Sierra Leonean authorities over an allegation of helping plan subversive activities intended to unseat the Government of President Julius Maada Bio.

A Government of Liberia release issued recently said following preliminary investigations in Liberia, the Liberian Government believes it was appropriate to hand over Mr. Toure to the Government of Sierra Leone, as requested by the authorities in that country.

The release added that the handing over of Mr. Toure is in keeping with the laws of Liberia and the 1986 Non-Aggression Security Treaty entered into by the Governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

In another development, the Liberian Government has dismissed assertions made in Tuesday’s Publication of the Heritage Newspaper, in which the Movement for Progressive Change Presidential Hopeful, Simeon Freeman, said rice heritage was imminent.

In the publication, Mr. Freeman claimed that due to India’s ban on the importation of rice, Liberia will be affected in the coming months.

The government, in its release, assured Liberians that there will be no such shortage of rice in the local market, adding that there is sufficient rice to supply the market into 2024.

It added that the ban imposed by India does not cover the type of rice that Liberia imports for local consumption, noting that the Indian Government’s ban on rice imports, instead, covers basmati rice and not parboiled rice.

By: Frederick Teegwiah

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