‘General Power’ Acted on His Own -Police Disclaim Use of Ex-Rebel General

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By Sallu K. Swaray

When government security forces moved a fortnight ago to enforce a shutdown of Roots FM, an Ex-rebel ‘General Power,’ (a.k.a. Augustine Nagbe) from one of Liberia’s former warring factions was seen in clear daylight leading riot police and government sympathizers. The next day media headlines and commentaries screamed that “General Power” had led the Roots FM vandalization and closure. But as The Analyst reports, the Liberia National Police has distanced itself from any involvement with General Power.

Speaking Thursday at a News Conference held at the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police, the Spokesman of the Police, H. Moses Carter Sr., said General Power is not in the employ or service of the Liberia National Police, neither does he serve as a backup for the LNP.

Police spokesman H. Moses Carter, Sr. said General Power is not in the employ or service of the Liberia National Police nor does he served as a backup for the LNP. Mr. Carter said the so-called General Power does act on his own accord in anything that he does, and not at the behest of the LNP. He indicated that the Liberia National Police is not a partisan police as it has been perceived by many Liberians, noting that the police is a neutral force that is for the protection and safety of everyone.

Mr. Carter averred that the police, under the administration of Colonel Patrick T. Sudue, is beyond the line of partisanship. He indicated that it remains committed in protecting lives and property, stating that despite of the branding of the police by some individuals or critics it is not neutral the police has been protecting the people of the country.

Mr. Carter furthered that the police under the administration of Colonel Patrick T. Sudue is beyond the line of partisanship; and that it remains committed to protecting lives and properties, despite some individuals or critics who have branded the police as partisan, taking side with the government.

“We will not allow anyone to undermine or tarnish the good image of the LNP nor use force against anybody like in the case of MCSS students who are peacefully exercising their fundamental rights to ensure that their teachers got their just fair salary,” Mr. Carter stated.

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