By Grace Q. Bryant
The Liberia National Police yesterday forwarded 17 members of the People Liberation Party (PLP) to court for multiple charges.
The defendants are Moses Konneh, David Sherman, Ngarbay B. Johnson, Musu Jabateh, Samuelyn Jackson, Blessing Dolo, Blessing Flomo, Daniel B. Johnson, Edith Johnson- Nyemah and Alieu V. Kamara Others are Victor Towah Weah, Tom Blessing Jobo, Bendale J. Dennis, Obediah Roland, Augustine Hunter, Francis P. Fayiah and Mohammed Bah, all charged with the crime of Riot, Failure To Disperse, Disorderly Conduct and Obstructing Highways and other Public Passages in violation of chapters 17 , Section 17.1, 17.3 and 17.7 of the revised Penal Law of the Republic of Liberia.
According to CSP Dixon Kemokai of the Police Support Unit (PSU), On November 1, the defendants gathered and blocked the main road at 20th Street, Sinkor, Tubman Boulevard and upon the arrival of the police, they saw that the defendants had impeded the mobility of some citizens as well as some residents of Liberia.
CSP Kemokai told investigators that the police made several appeals to the defendants to leave the road so that other persons and vehicles could have free movement adding that they refused and continued their actions thus leaving the police to restore law and order by removing the defendants from the main streets.
The police findings revealed that the defendants were demanding that unless Dr. Daniel E. Cassell political leader of the People Liberation Party’s helicopter be granted Operational permit to fly the air Space of Liberia, they were not going to leave the main streets.