Liberia: Four Arrested in Nimba in Connection To Ganta Violence

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Those arrested and sent to court are Dutee Donzo, 58, his wife Fanta Donzo and his sister Mariam Fofana and Dauda Jabateh, 32. 

Ganta, Nimba County – Police in Ganta Nimba County have arrested and charged four people in a recent arson attack in the city.

Those arrested and sent to court are Dutee Donzo, 58, his wife Fanta Donzo and his sister Mariam Fofana and Dauda Jabateh, 32. 

They were arrested following Tuesday, April 20 arson attack in Ganta, which led to the burning of a Warehouse in the City.

 The four suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats, criminal facilitation and arson, and they are currently in Sanniquellie Central Prison awaiting court trial.

Early Tuesday, April 20, 2021, residents of Ganta woke up in the morning and Saw one of the leading warehouses in the city set ablaze.  The attack has brought huge losses to traders who had their goods in the warehouse.

Police sources said the four suspects are the main people who have been linked to the recent incident that occurred in the City.

Morgan Kerdiah, owner of the warehouse, said he was not in Ganta when the incident occurred. 

 He named those items that were destroyed during the attack as 25 bails of used clothes,100 containers of red oil,50 containers of cain juice, one used truck engine, two new power saws ,one new motor bike engine and seven cartons of cigarettes. 

Other items include 50 bags of gari (cassava product), 40 containers of vegetable oil and 114 pieces of handsaw and other assorted goods, among others.

He put the value of the goods destroyed in the warehouse at L$10,475,000.00 while the value of the building itself is put at US$5,000.

The burning of the warehouse followed the April 19, 2021 eviction exercise ordered by the eight Judicial Circuit Court after ruling in a disputed land case granting right to Fred Suah as an owner of the land.

NFPA Nimba County Correspondent said following the arrest of those four suspects, victims of the ware house whose goods were destroy gathered at the Ganta police station and the office of the mayor of Ganta, demanding the place and were about of their goods.

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