Police Arrests 17 for Cape Mount Violence -Dragnet Could Hook Victor Watson, Bomber Mansaray, Source Reveals
In the wake of the October 2, 2021 Damballa violence that caused injury to some citizens of Grand Cape Mount County and damaged properties of the Government Hospital, The Analyst has been reliably informed that the Government of Liberia has already remanded 17 persons of interest alleged to be involved in that post-election fracas.
According to our Capitol Hill source, the Liberia National Police is exerting all efforts to bring an end to the constant infringement of the rights of citizens and residents of Grand Cape Mount County by hooligans following the December 8, 2020 midterm elections that saw opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) candidate Simeon Boima Taylor trouncing his opponent Victor Watson of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) after eight months of grueling legal wrangling.
Our very authoritative source who asked for anonymity disclosed that immediately following the Damballa violence of October 2, newly elected Grand Cape Mount County Senator Simeon Taylor visited President George Manneh Weah’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Mr. Nathaniel Falo McGill, alerting him about the fluid situation.
“When the incident happened, Senator Taylor immediately went to the Minister of State Nathaniel McGill who called the Inspector General of Police Patrick Sudue, and they rounded up 17 of them. They are currently at Robertsport, awaiting court trial today Wednesday,” our source revealed, noting that there is strong evidence connecting Victor Watson and Idrissa “Bomber” Mansaray to that incident.
“The Senator is right now in Robersport to pursue the case,” our source intimated, disclosing further that Senator Simeon Taylor will be working with his lawyers to adduce evidence of the December 2020 ghastly violence meted against the citizens of Grand Cape Mount County allegedly by supporters of defeated senator Victor Watson and his financier Idrissa Mansaray.
It can be recalled that Damballa, in Porkpa District was turned upside down last Saturday, October 2, 2021, with reports that some citizens were wounded, and others fled into the bushes for safety.
At the time, Senator Simeon Taylor blamed the attacks on his defeated opponent Victor Watson and his financier idrissa “Bomber” Mansaray.
Senator Taylor also picked bones with the Liberia National Police for not taking action against Victor Watson and his group of attackers for many past attacks on the peace-loving people of Grand Cape Mount County. But as The Analyst would later gather, the Liberia National Police, under the aegis of Inspector General Patrick Sudue immediately deployed forces into the troubled region, assuring The Analyst that anyone found culpable will face the full weight of the law.
“Can you imagine, a whole town couldn’t fight the man. He has a large contingent of Sierra Leoneans on his cocoa farm. This is the group that Idrissa is always using to cause trouble in favor of Victor Watson,” Senator Simeon Taylor lamented at the time.