By: Jerromie S. Walters
Capital HILL, Liberia: Following the circulation of videography evidence of a widely proven brutality exhibited by LNP Patrolman Momodu Dassen, the Liberia National Police has with immediate effect disrobed and subsequently turned over Officer Dassen of the Saclepea, Nimba County for Investigation.
The LNP officer detail identified as Patrolman Momodu Dassen to the Professional Standards Division (PSD) was disrobed for allegedly brutalizing Christian Dahn, age 19yrs.
Officer Dassen accused Dahn of receiving an amount of LRD2,000 for a piece of work, but failed to do said job.
The unprofessional, unprecedented and awful attitude of officer Momodu Dassen is a replica of several other acts that have been portrayed by LNP officers across Liberia.
These actions over the period have been widely condemned by the public, but it is yet to be brought to an end, as it now appears as a tradition in the LNP.
Though the LNP has assured the public that it will not condone any act of misconduct on the part of any officer, but vivid evidences still reveal the consistent level of intentional misconduct and aggressive reactions to ordinary citizens, by officers of the Liberia National Police.
Christian Dahn’s brutality appears as not a strange story as records can reveal the tragedy of Alieu Sheriff who met his early demise on Thursday July 29, 2021, after being reportedly murdered by officers of the LNP during an inspection process along the Japanese Freeway.
Alieu’s death which sparked up a tense protest in Monrovia, was masterminded by officers Samuel N. Borbor, Harris Monger, and Alexander Seakour.
This consistent level of brutality from police reflected on Mr. Sheriff after an autopsy report, revealed that the cause of the death was “unnatural due to blunt force injury to the back of the head”.
The repeated touching reactions of police that have often led to the death and maltreatment of several citizens seem uncontrollable as countless stories keep appearing in the public glee, as well as on the police’s decks.