LIBERIA: Police Impound Vehicle Stolen From the United States Being Used By CDC Lawmaker

jeepThe Liberia National Police (LNP) in Monrovia say it has impounded a Range River Jeep being used by Montserrado County Representative, Acarious Gray who is also representing the main opposition political party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in the Liberian parliament, The Police said the vehicle question was stolen from the United States.

According to the May 17, 2016 Power TV evening news quoting the spokesman of the LNP, Sam Collins said the Liberia National Police received a tip-off from the United States security agency alerting the police about the stolen of vehicle.

Mr. Collins said the vehicle is now impounded at the  headquarter of the LPN waiting for further investigation as to how Representative Gray got hold of the vehicle in question, and noted that a thorough investigation will be conducted to establish ownership.

According to the Power TV evening news Anchor, the CDC lawmaker is yet to speak on the issue after being quizzed as to who own the alleged stolen vehicle.

Speaking to this outlet via mobile phone, Representative Arcarus Grade denied of buying any stolen Range Rover from the United States as being alleged by the police. He further told the GNN that the vehicle in question was brought into the country by a businessman whose name he did not disclosed asked him to purchase it.

He even though said his official license plate was on the vehicle, it was been used to test drive the vehicle since the seller wanted to have it sold to him which he never did.

Adding, “I have never bought any stolen Range Rover Jeep has been alleged by the police. If they think that I own the vehicle in question, let them provide the evidence to prove their case against me,” Representative Gray told the GNN.

He said his name was been scandalized because he spoke against  the administration of president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, “This is the reason why the police is trying to tarnish me reputation by saying I bought a stolen car,” Representative speaking further said.

Investigation continues

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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.