LIBERIA: Two Detained On Charges Of Armed Robbery, Assault

The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has detained two persons at the Monrovia Central Prison on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Defendants Lionel Toe, alias ‘Pretty Boy’ and Junior James, alias Obama, were on Monday arraigned before the court to answer to the charges.

Police in Monrovia arrested Toe and James on December 17, 2015 based upon a complaint filed by a resident of the Chicken Soup Factory, Madam Tutu Gboyah.

She alleged that the two armed with cutlasses, knives and other deadly weapons broke into her house by damaging the main door and took away several valuable items.

The police charge sheet indicated that in the process of the robbery, the defendants assaulted one of the victim’s neighbors who tried to intervene that night by stabbing him on his right jaw, and that the robbers escaped the scene but were later arrested by the police.

During police investigation, the defendants admitted committing the crime.

Meanwhile the two are currently detained awaiting court trial.

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