A Lebanese National has been accused of raping an under-age Liberian Girl in Gardnersville. According to a credible source who prompted our investigation into the issue, the girl was raped by a Lebanese national only indentify as Nasser. Our source further noted that the incident occurred at a Lebanese run garage opposite the shoe’s Factory community in Gardnersville.
Our source further said the accused was arrested and taken to the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police(LNP) on Capitol Hill in Monrovia for further investigation following which he will be taken to court for prosecution.
When the INQUIRER visited the Police headquarters last night after getting news of the incident, some Lebanese were seen moving up and down within the corridor of the LNP Headquarters in a mood to secure the release of Nasser. They were seen interacting with officers in charge of the Women and Children Protection Unit.
The head of the unit, Vera Manley when quizzed on the issue said she has no idea about the incident but referred the INQUIRER to the spokesman of the LNP, Mr. Sam Collins who is authorized to speak to the press on matters relative to police operations.
A Police officer who seem to be in charge of the case was heard saying, “Liberians can be jailed in Lebanon while can’t a Lebanese be jailed in Liberia for such a crime in Liberia?”
Police Spokesman Sam Collins when contacted last night via telephone said he is not aware of the magnitude of the case but promised to acquired information from his bosses following which he will address the issue today.
Rape under Liberian Law is a non-bailable offense and it is hope that the Lebanese National only identify as Nasser will be given his day in court. Our investigation continues.