As Liberians Complain Of Voters’ Trucking, Three Arrested For Buying Voter Registration Cards

vrcAs the issue of ‘voters’ trucking’ continue to be a regular practice for politicians who quest is to capture the votes of electorates in the upcoming general and presidential elections come October 2017, others are using poverty stricken individuals through the means of financial power to chase individuals who have registered as prospective voters to purchase their voter registration cards of VRC.

The Liberia National Police has disclosed in Monrovia that it has arrested three individuals who have been involved in the buying of several voter registration cards from individuals in Monrovia and its environs.

Police spokesman Sam Collins told reporters in Monrovia that the three individuals namely: Stephen Cooper, aged 33, Christian Batee, aged 19, and Raymond Batee, aged 20 all residents of King Gray Community in Paynesville.

According to Collins, the three men purchased the VRCs from sixteen persons in the Susan Barry community, noting, “The police are interrogating the three individuals to ascertain the whereabouts of the money used to purchase the voter registration cards,” he told reporters at the LNP Headquarters.

He further revealed that the cards retrieved from these three individuals bear the names of Prince Tyler, Maude Swen, Jackson Blay, Stephen Cooper, Francis Quoi, Winston Cooper, Amos Weah and Clarence Gray.

Other names according to the police spokesman are James Jackson, Kelvin Massaley, Cyrus Garway, Boakai Sirleaf, Nathan Shirley Abraham Dorley, and Usher Creak.

Collins said the police will go after those individuals who are involved in cheating during the voter registration process.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.