Disheartening news from the quarantined shantytown of West Point says members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and the Liberia National Police Force (LNP) are receiving ‘bribe’ from residents to allow them leave their area being quarantined by the Liberian Government for having suspected of suspected Ebola patients.
A journalist trapped in the area told a local radio station via mobile phone that soldiers of the AFL and officers of the LNP were seen daily soliciting monies from those being quarantined in the area to escape.
Peter Toby said many of those even suspected of having the disease were given free passage to leave West Point for Monrovia city center; this he said has created fears in most residents.
The allegation leveled against the assigned security agencies at the quarantine West Point slum community with the sole purpose to resist passage of those reside in the area are yet to comment, as observers believed this news is worrisome.
In a related development, a Joint Board of Investigators comprising of local and international security experts including the United Nations Mission in Liberia to investigate the alleged shooting of a 16-year old boy in the West Point community during a recent protest and later died has been set up to probe the incident.