Kevin in Liberia

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Rogues at the EQUIP Liberia Head Office

This is an email I recieved from one of the Liberian EQUIP Liberia management personnel regarding some rogues (robbers) at the EQUIP Liberia head office in Sinkor, Monrovia.

Rouges entered the EQUIP yard on 14th street this morning around 9am. The three boys came in the yard under the pretense of coming to see Dave or Alice. One of them engaged Mulbah in a conversation when he was washing the vehicle while the other two entered the Accounts office downstairs charging drawers. They were spotted and an alarm was raised. Community members came around and we began a preliminary investigation. We found out that they were thieves. The angry crowd was waiting at the gate to beat them to death. As we are engaged in Protection, we instead called on the UNMIL police and LNP to come to the scene.

The thieves were arrested and I went to the police station with them representing EQUIP. They were given a few slaps and kicks at the police station before going to the charge of quarter. While taking the statements one of them ran away. The other two were jailed awaiting for the court trial tomorrow. I am not going to waste my time going to the court. I now regreted why we did not allow the crowd to beat them fine before the police could arrive. The whole things delayed my work today.


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