The Inspector General of the Liberian National Police, Patrick Sudue has disclosed that he has indefinitely suspended nine law enforcement officers for allowing a murder suspect escape prison under their watch instead of two as previously reported by The Monrovia Times.
Speaking to journalists following an hour of closed-door meeting with the House of Representatives plenary on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the LNP Inspector General who declined to name the two officers said an ongoing investigation is being conducted to ascertain the facts as to what when wrong during the imprisonment of the murder suspect.
Plenary is the highest decision-making body of the House of Representatives.
Recently, residents of Montserrado County District # 17 petitioned the House of Representatives to seek justice for a 7-year old child who was murder in cold blood; with the alleged perpetrator of the act escaping prison.
The body of little Victor Fahnbulleh was found with parts missing at the unity conference center in Hotel Africa Community, district #17, Montserrado County.
The Liberia National Police arrested a prime suspect, Allusien J. Jalloh; a Sierra Leone National who was linked to the murder case and confined him.
Unfortunately for the aggrieved residents (petitioners), suspect Fahnbulleh escaped the prison cell in the alleged presence of police officers.
“Well, we appreciate the House of Representatives for taking up the issue with us; they too are playing their role as the first branch of government that has oversight over all government-run institutions,” LNP Inspector General Patrick Sudue declares.
“Our discussions were very fruitful, we have decided to suspend the two officers who were in charge at the police depot where the incident happened and have launched a thorough investigation into the matter,” he added.