Perplexity Overwhelm Liberians On Mysterious Arrival Of Huge Cache Of Arms, Ammunition
Liberians are said to be pondering over the mysterious discovering of huge cache of arms and ammunition at the Freeport of Monrovia and the settlement of Brewerville amid the holding of general and presidential elections in October, 2023 anxiously calling on authorities in the country’s security sector to release adequate information on how these dangerous weapons landed on Liberian soil.
Last week the addressing reporters at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police, the Inspector General of Police, Patrick Sudue disclosed that the shipments which are made of mainly assault rifles have been shipped over a one-year period, meaning the shipper has been sending the consignment in batches.
The arms and ammunition were first discovered at the port in a shipment consignee to a lady before further discoveries were made at her home in Brewervile following a search and seizure operation. Security sources have identified the shipper as Ben Baker and the shipment was made from the United States.
Our reporter speaking to a cross section of Liberians, and non-Liberians did realize that many of those interviewed are calling on authority in the security sector to speedily adequately inform the Liberian people on the outcome of the investigation relating the discovery of these mysterious weapons, noting that such news is scaring ahead of October 2023 elections.
However, sources closed to GNN has hinted that the man accused by the Liberian security of allegedly shipping the consignment to Liberia only identified as Ben Baker residing in the United States has reportedly denied any link to the shipment, and further threatened to file a lawsuit against the Liberian government a source told our staff.
It is not however cleared as to whether the man accused of been behind the shipment of the arms and ammunition to Liberia will be extradited to Liberia for further investigation.