The Joint Security has arrested a 36 year-old man with L$6,116,500.00 in Sinoe County.
The Liberian businessman, identified as Sherman K. Henneh of Maryland County, was arrested at the inspection point of the Plank Site Checkpoint near Greenville City on Saturday evening.
According to a release from the Joint Security, Sherman explained that he works for one Timothy Henneh, a broker or agent in the Government Camp area of Sinoe, who is also his uncle.
In an exclusive interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Sherman said: “I am not a criminal and will never be a criminal or engage in criminal activities.”
“I am working directly under Mr. Timothy Henneh, my boss man, and I usually carry gold in town to sell. This time around, while I was on my way back from town and during inspection at the gate, I was arrested by the police. They are saying that I am not entitled to travel with a huge amount of money like that,” Sherman said.
After receiving the information, the Liberia News Agency Correspondent made all efforts via telephone to get broker Timothy Henneh’s side of the story, but all efforts proved futile.
According to the joint security head in the county, authorities at the national headquarters have ordered the Sinoe detachment to transfer the case to Monrovia where proper investigation will be conducted.
“We have sent the money and suspect to Monrovia after the headquarters requested us to do so,” the detachment head told LINA.
It can be recalled that about one week ago, the Sinoe Joint Security arrested over three million Liberian dollars from a businesswoman who claimed that the money lawfully belonged to her husband, as they are doing legitimate business with a license from the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy.
The money arrested, according to the Joint security head in the county, was requested by the headquarters in Monrovia, where proper investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, citizens of the county are calling on the government, especially the Ministry of Justice, to conduct proper investigation so as to source of these huge amounts of money being intercepted by the police.
“Now that the police have called for proper investigation, we hope to get the final result surrounding this other huge amount of money,” Francis Koffa told LINA.