LIBERIA: Police Vow ‘Stringent’ Action Against Violators Of Rules In COVID-19 Fight

Liberia Police Chief, Patrick Sudue

The Liberia National Police (LNP) on Sunday issued a statement warning all citizens and residents to respect and adhere to safety measures announced by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic that so far has three confirmed cases in the country.

Inspector General Patrick Sudue has mandated all police officers to carry out stringent enforcement in line with new measures announced by the Government of Liberia, according to police spokesman Moses Carter.

The primary law enforcement institution says it will equally take the necessary legal actions against anyone spreading fake news or false information which could undermine the fight against the coronavirus.

“The LNP informs the public that it remains prepared in enforcing new measures announced and will leave no stone unturned in making sure that citizens and residents comply with these measures as we together fight to kick Coronavirus out of Liberia.

“These are critical times when we all have to listen to health authorities instead of relying on our own understanding,” the police statement says.

This comes after the Police struggled to end a church service at the Church run by controversial Senator Prince Johnson in Paynesville on Sunday.

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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.