LNP Bans Motorcyclists on Barnesville Junction, Estate

first_imgAnother act of mob violence – or vigilante justice, some call it – is compelling the Liberia National Police to take yet another drastic action against commercial motorcyclists as the fear of ‘ritualistic activity’ instigated the burning of a car that the LNP has said was innocent of the allegation. The incident took place last Friday in Barnesville when angry commercial motorcyclists claimed a woman had been kidnapped by a man in the community and as a result they attempted to lynch him. When they failed, they moved on his vehicle and set it ablaze. Now the LNP has announced temporary suspension of all motorcycles plying the routes between Barnesville Estate and Barnesville Junction, and has warned of drastic action against any violators. The Liberia National Police in a release yesterday said the decision is due to the continuous unruly and violent behavior of motorcyclists generally and particularly the incident on Friday, November 21 that resulted in the burning of the official vehicle of the Sinoe County Representative, Jeremiah McCauley. The motorcyclists chased and burned the vehicle on allegation that the operator was a “heartman” following a reported fuss between the operator and his fiancée, the LNP investigation said. The LNP said preliminary investigation has established that the vehicle was operated by the son of Representative McCauley and his fiancée when they were rescued by police assigned at the Johnsonville Police Depot. The motorcyclists threw stones at the depot and demanded officers on shift to turn the vehicle operator over to them before setting Representative McCauley’s vehicle ablaze. The police have arrested six persons in connection with the Friday night violence in Johnsonville. Police Inspector General, Col. C. Clarence Massaquoi, said the ban on the movement of the motorcyclists in the affected areas will remain in place until a comprehensive investigation is conducted. The LNP has meanwhile erected three checkpoints on the main road linking Barnesville Estate to Barnesville Junction to enforce this restriction. The brutal murder of a commercial motorcyclist recently in Ganta, Nimba County, caused violent response by motorcyclists that destroyed properties with a local businessman’s house and hotel being set ablaze. The riot caused the Liberian government to issue a ban on commercial motorcyclists who later issued an apology with promises that they would abide by the law, and avoid violence action in the future. With 2017 presidential elections looming and the number of deaths, particularly among civilians increased, officials have predicted violent responses whenever any death happens in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SNAKES ALIVE! FAMILY’S TERROR AS HOUSE IS INFESTED BY MICE LEFT BEHIND BY NEIGHBOUR AND HER PET PYTHON

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is sending a team of exterminators to a house after complaints by a family that their house is infested with mice left behind by a woman who bred the rodents to feed her pet python snake.The woman has since left James Larkin Court in the Oldtown area but hundreds of mice have been left behind.Mum and daughter Sheila and Lisa Wright’s lives have been made hell since their neighbour moved out leaving hundreds of mice breeding out of control in the house next door. But since the woman left with pet snake Lucifer three months ago, the mice have multiplied and have infested several homes on the estate.Horrified Lisa said their troubles only began when their neighbour moved out taking her snake and other animals with her.“We didn’t have any problems before this. It’s only since she moved out that this has happened. She had all sorts of animals including the snake, two turtles, three dogs, hamsters and the mice.“There are at least five houses on the estate now that are crawling with mice,” she said. One of the worst moments for the mum and daughter came a few days ago when mum Sheila went to make herself some toast for breakfast when a mouse popped out of it!“I had only bought the new toaster and I had to throw it out. The sight of the mouse coming out of it and running along the top of the worktop will stay with me for the rest of my life,” she said.Another neighbour revealed how council workers recently removed an old mattress from the garden of the former neighbour and it was literally “crawling with mice.”Now Lisa thinks their problems could be getting worse and they could now even have rats.“I have heard noises and they’re not just mice unless they’re wearing boots. Also the bin in my room was knocked over and a mouse wouldn’t be able to do that,” she said. Lisa and her mum are now out a fortune setting dozens of mousetraps and buying bottles of disinfectant to keep their house clean.They suspect the mice are coming in from a gap behind their sink but despite contacting the local town council, they have heard nothing yet.They are even spending most of their time eating out because they can’t stomach eating at home surrounded by mice.“We just can’t eat at home anymore. The thought of eating in that kitchen is making us sick. It’s costing us a fortune eating out,” added Sheila. EndsSNAKES ALIVE! FAMILY’S TERROR AS HOUSE IS INFESTED BY MICE LEFT BEHIND BY NEIGHBOUR AND HER PET PYTHON was last modified: April 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennypythonsnakelast_img read more

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