LIBERIA: Police Debunks Media Report Against Its Deputy IG For Administration

The Liberia National Police says it is dismayed over media reports linking its Deputy Inspector General for Administration, Hon. Sadatu Reeves, of having a hand in the arrest of the General Manager of the Palm Spring hotel, Najib Kamaz for the charge of forgery.

The LNP, in a release issued in Monrovia Tuesday, clarifies that the arrest of the Palm Spring General Manager emanated directly from the Paynesville Magisterial Court and not the Liberia National Police.

The court, according to the release, on Friday, December 24, 2021 issued a writ of Arrest for the alleged crime of Forgery” against the person of the Palm Spring Manager. As a usual procedure, when a writ of arrest is issued from any court, the Police usually assist Shefiffs from the court in executing said writ.

“As in this case, when the writ of arrest was issued demanding the arrest and detention of the Palm Spring’s General Manager, the court Sheriff backed by LNP officers came under intense attack from security guards in the employ of the hotel which resulted to the injury of Officer Mathias Deman by Security guards of the hotel,” the release added.

According to the release, one security guard, Philip Benson, 29, was arrested in connection to the injury sustained by Officer Deman and is currently being investigated at the headquarters of the LNP.

“It is also important to note that the media account as published in the New Republic Newspaper indicated that DIGP Reeves was on the scene of the incident which is contrary on grounds that she is currently in Sierra Leone on national duty,” the LNP release said.

The LNP however admonished media practitioners, especially the Management of the New Republic Newspaper to cross-check its facts before publishing any information bordering on anyone’s hard-earned integrity.

Meanwhile, the Police has urged the New Republic Management to retract its fictitious story so as to safe the hard-earned integrity of DIGP Reeves and so as to also safe the professional image of its institution.

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