LNP Suspends Two Senior Officers For Abuse Of Power, Others

The administration of the Liberia National Police has with immediate effect suspended two of its senior officers.

The two suspended senior officers are Deputy Commissioner of Police SDCP Michael Somah of the Criminal Intelligence Department (U-108) And Assistant Commissioner of Police: ACP. Victor P. Gboyah U-141-D Assistant Senior Inspector for Operations.

According to a LNP release, these senior officers were given One Month Off-the-Job suspension with appropriate salary deduction for Negligence of Duty coupled with Abuse of Power and Authority perpetrated against the Management of Cheatiou Brothers Incorporated on the Bushrod Island.

Their acts contravened Chapter 3, section 1.13 and chapter 3, section 3 of the new Police Duty Manual captioned “Prohibited Conduct” and Abuse of Power and Authority respectively, the LNP release is quoted as saying.

It can be recalled that Col. C. Clarence Massaquoi announced in several of his press briefings that the administration will not relent to dismiss or take action against any police officer who is found in any act of unethical behavior as it relates to Police function against the abuse of human rights.

Col. Massaquol, is urging members of the public to report all forms of violence, harassment, intimidation, and abuse of power and authority against them by its members and at the same time promise members of the public that his administration will do everything possible to uphold the rule of law and the norms of modern Police service that will be accountable to the needs of all persons without, discriminations and the protection of all human rights.