Liberia: 20-Year-Old Man Found Hanging in Police Cell in Ganta


Ganta, Nimba County – A 20-year-old man who was detained in the male cell of the Liberia National Police station in Ganta, Nimba County, has been pronounced dead by medical doctors assigned at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital.

Saver Moore, who was charged for the crime of Theft of Property, was a resident of the Gleneyiluu community in Ganta.

The deceased’s complaint was brought to the police station on January 30 by a community member.

Report says at about 8: 00 am on February 1, Moore’s lifeless body was seen hanging in the cell, and was later rushed to the Ganta United Methodist hospital where he was pronounced dead by medical doctors.

FrontPageAfrica has gathered that he used his trouser to hang himself.

The death of Moore brings to three the number of detainees who have reportedly died while in various police cells in the county for the last 11 months.

In early 2020, a male detainee was seen in hanging in the Sanniquellie Police Cell, while in March of 2020 another male detainee was also found dead in the Ganta Police Cell.

The deceased was seen with teeth mark on his side while hanging.

FPA gathered that there are over 50 suspects in detention in both the male and female cells  at the Liberia National Police headquarters in Ganta for over two weeks and they are yet to be arraingned.