Lawsuit Hangs Over Superintendent For Looting
In Central Liberia
By: C. Y. Kwanue
A prominent Liberian businessman in Nimba County, has threatened to sue
the newly appointed Superintendent of Bong County for “looting and/or
auto-boosting and damages”
The businessman said, among other things, that as a result of the Superintendent’s
action, his businesses have suffered some losses in revenue.
Mr. Harrison S. Karnwea, who is also the General Manager of Cocopa Rubber
Plantation, told The INQUIRER that spare parts including the six tyres
of his Toyota truck, plate number 0013 PT, were extracted or looted by
the Bong county newly appointed superintendent, Sackie during LURD attack
on Gbarnga early this year.
Mr Karnwea, in a furious mood alleged among other things, that after
government troops had liberated Gbarnga, Supt. Sackie refused to abide
by police mandate instructing him (Karnwea) to take delivery of his truck
but he rather went out and looted several parts from the truck.
Mr. Harrison said when he personally contacted Supt. Sackie over the
weekend as to whether he had extracted parts from the truck, he reportedly
admitted being in possession of only three of the six tires but refused
to turn them over to him.
Mr. Karnwea further noted that this was Supt. Sackie’s second time
of looting his property and has therefore threatened him (the supt.) with
a lawsuit should he fail to turn over his property.
However, when our correspondent contacted Supt. Sackie’s Gbarnga
office on Tuesday (July 8), he was on two different occasions said to
be out of office.
But at the Gbarnga police headquarters, Commander Nelson Freeman said he could not comment on the matter owing to its gravity, but sources at the headquarters confided in our correspondent that four of the six tires including other parts extracted from the truck have already been retrieved from the superintendent’s office by officers of the Liberian National Police assigned in the county.