By Edwin G. Wandah
The Liberia National Police has arrested and forwarded to court, Prince Toure and others to be identified for Armed Robbery.
According to Police Charge Sheet, defendant Prince Toure and others to be identified were arrested, acquainted with their Miranda Right, thoroughly investigated and charged with the crime of Armed Robbery based on a complaint filed on April 8, 2014 to the Police by one Peter Somah, a resident of SKD Boulevard.
The complainant, Peter Somah who was victimized in the process, reported that on April 17, 2014, at about 1600hrs (4p.m. local time) received an amount of LD66,000,00 and USD2,900,00, from his brother Emmanuel Somah who lives in Maryland County via an UNMIL Helicopter to buy goods, including other money he had with him in his house, and unfortunately, he was armed robbed at his Suakamoore residence, where he had carried the money on that day including USD1,500,00 he received from the boy that sells for him at the ELWA Junction, with other funds he had in the room where he stays.
The victim explained that he woke up to a heavy sound he heard on his door, accompanied by two unknown men armed with a single barrel pistol and one semi-automatic pistol pointed at his head and demanding the money he had received from his brother, Emmanuel Somah and the boy that sells for him.
Victim Peter Somah said, the gangs took all of the money, including the amount he received from his brother and the boy that sells for him, with an additional USD4, 900.
He said the gangsters made away with several other valuable items, including one television set worth USD350,00, one 12 band radio valued at USD35,00, one travelling bag, value, not specified; LD66,000 and 4,900,00 and five cell phones, value unknown and also alleged that the gangsters raped his daughter, Abegal Somah in the process.
In further Police investigation, the crimes of armed robbery and rape did occur in the victim’s house that was ransacked, with nearly all properties and cash stolen, and raping his daughter in the process by one of the armed robbers.
Hence, victim Agape Somah was taken to the Neezoe Clinic for medical treatment. Police records said that defendants Prince B. Toure admitted to have been part of the armed robbery that took place in Duazon, Robertsfield Highway, Lower Margibi County along with the late Iranpam, a notorious armed robber who was mobbed to death by some unknown and unidentified people in the ELWA Community, but denied any involvement with Paul School in the SKD Boulevard Junction where victim Peter Somah was armed robbed.
Meanwhile, another witness, Jonathan Mulbah, in his testimony said that the defendants Darious Domah and Paul School put another victim under gun-point on the early morning of April 18, 2014, and walked away with a bag containing several valuables.
Meanwhile, in violation of Chapter 15, Section 15.32 of the revised Penal Code of the Republic of Liberia, the defendants are being forward to court for prosecution.