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Nimba County District #2 Representative, Prince Tokpah




Lawmaker Denies Influencing ArcelorMittal Riot
Winnie T. Dixon

MONROVIA, July 11 (LINA) - Nimba County District #2 Representative, Prince Tokpah, who was reportedly flogged during the riot at the ArcelorMittal Mining Company in Nimba County recently, has clarified speculations that he influenced the riot.

Speaking at a well-attended press conference organized by members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus at the Capitol Building Thursday, Tokpah said his presence in the area was sanctioned by members of the caucus with a mandate to appeal to the citizens for calm and peace while they awaited actions on their grievances.

Tokpah said upon arrival in Nimba, he was given a police escort to a police cell where those allegedly involved in the incident were detained to help facilitate the release of the wounded for medical attention to later return them to the station.

‘When I got there, the people started crying on me. In the process, a police officer whom I don’t know came to me and said, ‘you have two minutes to leave.’ Before I could say a word, they had me arrested, handcuffed and thrown into their car like a common criminal,” he narrated.

He continued: “I was then taken to Bong (County) and the officers dropped me off their car by 10:00 in the night, and they drove off.”

Meanwhile, the Nimba Legislative Caucus has condemned as unconstitutional the recent violent actions by Nimbaians which disrupted normal working activities at the ArcelorMittal mines in the county.

The caucus said while it is true that there were pressing issues needing redress, the violence was not in place and did not represent the people of the county.

Speaking during the press conference, the Chairman of the Nimba Legislative Caucus, Richard M. Tingban, said even though the citizens were very harsh in their approach, the Government needs to address the plight of the citizens in a timely manner.

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