Liberian Police Probing 7 Ivoirian Refugees
By Chris Nyenapee, Grand Gedeh County Correspondent
FISH TOWN, Feb 13 (LINA) - The Liberia National Police is said to be investigating seven men near Nyaake, a town in River Gee County on the border with La Cote d'Ivoire for alleged loitering and harassment of locals.
The head of the Police ERU detachment, Richard S. Teh told the Liberia News Agency that the probe follows reports of unusual movement of the men whose names were not disclosed.
He said the men are believed to be residing in the Ivorian refugee camp in Maryland County and operating from an island known as Daylekan on the Cavalla River.
However, when questioned by police, the suspects said they are finding other means of sustaining themselves as support to refugees fades out.
But Mr. The said local dwellers said the movement of the men was suspicious and asked the police to probe to avoid a dissident attack on neighboring La Cote d'Ivoire to the embarrassment of the Liberian government.
This has prompted the deployment of ERU officers in the area to get to the root of the matter, the police officer said.