At least seven persons have been arrested for invasion of the Sapo National Park, the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), has disclosed.
FDA, in a release issued in Monrovia Wednesday, September 5, 2018 identified those arrested and sent to court for prosecution as John Wetteh Jr., Abraham Abara, Prince Toe, Philip Gbarblow, Saytue Toe, George N. Weah, and John Sartee.
In a related development, two persons have been arrested in Grand Cape Mount County for “illegally killing an elephant during a hunting spree.”
According to FDA, the dead body of the elephant is still around the Vaiquaye Community while the other two men are behind bars in the Lofa Bridge area.
FDA further disclosed that one of the three persons is said to have been killed by the elephant in the process.
The release, signed by the Director of Public Affairs of FDA, Mr. F. Shelton Gonkwerwon, pointed out that a team from the FDA has been instructed by the management to immediately proceed to the area to conduct an on-the-spot investigation to authenticate the matter.