According to the Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson T. Koijee, the Director of the Monrovia City Police (MPC), Thomas Garwo, Jr., has with immediate effect been suspended.
On his Facebook page, Mayor said, “Effective immediately, we have suspended the Director of the Monrovia City Police, Thomas Garwo, Jr indefinitely for disorderly conduct carried out earlier today.
Director Garwo unilaterally took unto himself the authority to stall movement of several peaceful citizens when he parked his vehicle behind theirs, switched off his phone and walked away unruly, hindering movement for several hours.
These citizens had to make several phone calls and engagements to no avail as he was nowhere to be found after carrying out his action, on grounds he had disagreements with someone in that vicinity.
We apologize to all who were affected and their activities halted by this disorderly action, and misuse of power by Director Garwo and we have also called for speedy investigation into the actual cause for further actions!
Under our watch at the Monrovia City Government, lawlessness will not be tolerated and everyone under our authority must take heed and act accordingly.
Liberia remains a country of law and no one, not even me, is above the laws of our country. Everyone must be accorded due respect no matter who they are, stand for or status; this is the Liberia we have always yearned for.
God bless… JTK”, he noted.