Bassa Supt. Talks On Armed Robbers Death
By Johnson Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent
BUCHANAN, September 17 (LINA) - Superintendent Etweda Cooper has lauded the joint security and community watch teams for exhibiting professionalism in tracking down two alleged notorious armed robbers in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County recently.
She also urged citizens to remain vigilant in reporting cases of armed robbery to the relevant authorities to curtail the recent wave of armed robberies in the county.
Cooper made the statement in Buchanan on Monday when she briefed journalists about the shootout in Buchanan on Sunday morning that led to the death of the two alleged criminals, Lewis Kennedy and Baby Dee.
She told journalists that the two were chased from the compound of the First International Bank (FIB) located in Buchanan by members of the joint security and the community watch teams early Sunday morning after they received a tip-off of a possible bank robbery.
Kennedy and Dee, according to Supt. Cooper, shot 17 bullets that injured eight members of the community watch team who, she said, are currently undergoing treatment at the government hospital in Buchanan.
She disclosed that the robbers were dressed in black uniforms and were well-armed with Guinean-made single barrel guns.
“Lewis Kennedy was a wanted notorious criminal by government after he broke jail twice at both the Monrovia Central Prison and the Grand Gedeh Palace of Correction, while serving a life imprisonment sentence,” Cooper disclosed.
Kennedy was a former operative of the erstwhile disbanded Special Security Unit (SSU) of former President Charles Taylor.
A week ago, three armed robbers, Emmanuel Mayson, Moses Jacob and Bill Nicole were arrested by security forces in Buchanan for terrorizing residents at curfew hours and were later transferred to Monrovia for further investigation.