- Search Results
Six Charged With Rioting, Failure To Disperse, Criminal Mischief
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2014

Temple Of Justice




Six Charged With Rioting, Failure To Disperse, Criminal Mischief

By Comfort M. Johnson

MONROVIA November 14 (LINA) –Six residents of the West Point Community including 30 year-old Leroy Ponpon,  have been charged by the Liberia National Police with “ rioting, failure to disperse,  criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and criminal coercion”.

Defendant Leroy Ponpon was on November 10, arrested by the Liberia National Police for his involvement in illegal assembly with Kenneth Matu, William Weah, Ernest Tweh, Telvin Nimely, and Mathew Worjolo who are at large.

They were part of the group headed by Ponpon who set a road block at the residence of the Township Commissioner of West Point Commissioner Miatta H. Flowers.

The Police charge sheet said defendant Ponpon allegedly chanted anti-government slogans. blocked vehicles and pedestrian traffic, prevented the free movement of the commissioner, demanding that she should resign her post as commissioner of the township and denying her free passage to and from her residence.

The Liberia News Agency reports that complainant  Flowers alleged that defendant Ponpon along with others held a meeting in West Point to plan the demonstration and demand her resignation.

Flowers said upon receiving the information, she immediately contacted the Chief of Patrol, Prince David  and informed him about the situation.

Defendant Ponpon was on Friday taken to the Monrovia City Court to answer to the charges of rioting, failure to disperse, criminal mischief  and criminal coercion.

Defendant Ponpon has denied the allegation, saying “I do not have any idea about what is being said”.



latest headlines
Judge Kaba Reserves Ruling In E.J. Roye Building Case
Judge Yussuf D. Kaba of the Civil Law Court has reserved ruling in a motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by some individuals calling themselves ...more
CENTAL Raises Eyebrow About Political Parties Spending
The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has expressed concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of n ...more
LTA, Partners End Int’l Internet Workshop
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and partners have ended a two-day international workshop on ICANN (the Internet Cooperation for As ...more
Liberia To Host GIABA Plenary, Ministerial Meetings
Liberia will host the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) 27th Technical Commission/Plenary and 17th M ...more
GOL, Sweden Sign US$21.6m Accord On Feeder Roads In 7 Counties
The Governments of Liberia and Sweden have signed a US$21.6 million agreement to support the third phase of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Proj ...more
Defense Ministry Relaxes Camp Ramrod Eviction
The Ministry of Defense has with immediate effect put on hold its notice of eviction to inhabitants of the 72nd Camp Ramrod Barracks in Paynesvil ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency