Police Detain COP Chairman, Menipakei Dumoe On Statement: ”We Don’t Need Bag Of Rice, Liberia Needs AK47s”

Mr. Menipakei Dumoe

The acting chairman of the Council of Patriots (COP), Menipakei Dumor is spending his first night in custody at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police, after making statement attributed to him on social media last Sunday that he wrote: “We don’t need bags of rice. I say the poor in Liberia needs AK47s so our leaders can take us seriously.”

His social media post made gave rise for the Liberia National Police to order his arrest, and placing him  behind bars, according to the spokesman of the Liberia National Police, Moses Carter said as a result of Mr. Dumoe’s statement on social media compelled the police to search his home early today.

Mr. Carter speaking to reporters today prior the detention of the COP official said following the search of the home of Mr. Dumoe, several items were seized, but quickly said the court officers who carry out the search did not find arms while doing the job at the home of Mr. Dumoe.

Meanwhile the head of the legal team to Mr. Dumoe took serious exception to the action taken by the police to detain his client, and promised further legal action against the police.

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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.