LIBERIA: Two Arrested For Killing Two Elephants In Lofa County

VOINJAMA, (LINA) – Reports from Lofa County say two persons have been arrested for allegedly killing two elephants, which are considered protected species.

Some residents gunned down the elephants recently in the Wologizi Forest Park in Zeyeama Clan, Zorzor District, located on the border with neighboring Guinea.

According to Mr. John Flomo, Head of the Wologizi Forest Park, one of the prime suspects, Bigboy Forkpa, has been arrested, while another suspect identified as Koikoi Willie was arrested in neighboring Guinea by Guinean authorities.

Flomo disclosed that another suspect identified as Peter Freeman is currently on the run.

Mr. Flomo also disclosed that investigation into the killing of the two elephants is ongoing to ensure that those responsible do not go unpunished.

Meanwhile, Mr. Flomo is urging residents of Lofa County to protect and preserve wildlife in the county.

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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.

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