LIBERIA: Police Officer Jailed For Receiving Over US$17k Under False Pretence

HANDCUFFThe Monrovia Magisterial Court has sentenced an officer of the Police Support Unit (PSU) to one year in prison at the Monrovia Central Prison for receiving US$ 17,030 from several persons under false pretence.

Handing down the ruling Wednesday, Magistrate Kennedy Peabody said the evidence against the defendant is overwhelming, adding that while he is in jail, he should pay back monies he took from individuals under the false pretence of giving them apartments for rent.

Defendant Alexander Toe was on June 3 arrested by police based upon a complaint filed by several individuals alleging that the defendant illegally took money from them under the false pretence of giving them an apartment to rent.

Defendant Toe was on Monday arraigned before the court to answer to the charges levied against him.

Police charge sheet stated that the defendant, a resident of Old Matadi Estate, had been duping people under the false pretence of having an apartment for rent, which he does not have.

Individuals defendant Toe took money from include Roberto S. Dee, US$540; Shirley Cooper, US$450; Shedrick Fuflay, US$660; Onekeh Kpadeh, US$720.00; Jackerline Wood, US$ 840; Lawrence Bokarie, US$ 1,700; Anita Jallah, US$720.00; Michael Ezeobi, US$960; Denise Morris, US$ 1,000 and Siah Logan, US$780, which amounted to US$17,030.

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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.