Civilian Arrested With Gun

A resident of Parker Corner in Brewerville, outside Monrovia has been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm.

Suspect Lahal Saysay, 25, who was apprehended by police on July 9, 2015 at about 13:00 hrs, has been sent to court at the Temple of Justice, pending trial.

Chief Inspector Gabriel Sudue, Commander of the Crime Services Department of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Zone Six Base, who made the arrest said, defendant Saysay was caught with a single barrel short gun.

Inspector Sudue said the weapon with one live bullet was allegedly concealed in a black sport bag by the defendant.

Massa Massally, who testified as a witness told the investigation that on the morning of July 6, 2015, she saw her brother-in-law; Saysay entered her room to change his clothes.

Witness Massally testified that when the defendant entered the room, she followed and saw him putting the gun in his black jacket’s pocket.

Upon seeing Saysay with the weapon, she informed a neighbor identified as Moses Kamara, who later called one Kelvin D. Bass that his brother-in-law was carrying a weapon in his jacket’s pocket.

However, Kelvin Bass also testified to the police investigation that on July 2, he decided going to town to buy for his girlfriend, Bendu’s clothes bale, but due to a torrential rainfall on that day, he did not go.

The witness explained that he went to see his fiancée Bundu, and upon arrival, Bundu informed him that Saysay had gone to the house twice to ask for him.

Bass informed investigators that Kamara and Massa alleged that Saysay had threatened to kill his father, Charles D.Kabah with the gun.

However, police has resolved to charge the defendant with illegal possession of firearm which is in violation of Chapter 17, section 17.11 of the revised penal code of Liberia.