Police Commences Investigation Into Sime Darby Fire Incident

The Liberia National Police has commenced an investigation into the causes of fire that has burned over over 200 hectares of palms belonging to the Sime Darby Plantation, operating in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties.

Police Acting Inspector General, Col. Rose E. Stryker said if these are acts of lawlessness they will not be tolerated in Liberia; she has called on residents of the plantation to provide the LNP with information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crime.

The Acting LNP Boss said that deliberate acts of arson that are intended to destroy crops and produce are tantamount to economy sabotage.

She warned that there will be serious consequences for anyone that is caught trying to undermine the prevailing peace and security of the co u n try.

Col. Stryker would like to assure the management that the Liberia National Police will do everything within its power to ascertain the cause of the fire.

The Liberia National Police would also like to stress that in no uncertain terms will it tolerate any form of disharmony in concession areas, and assures all concession companies operating in the country that they have the cooperation of the police as they strive to protect their investment.