Liberia: Alleged Notorious Armed Robber Pleads Not Guilty

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Temple of Justice, Monrovia — One of Liberia’s alleged most notorious armed robbers, Mulbah Kesselle has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges levelled against him by the state.

Defendant Kesselle made the not guilty plea when he was arraigned before the Criminal Court ‘D’ in Monrovia to answer to the indictment.

Defendant Kesselle was forwarded to the Monrovia City Court on Thursday morning of October 8, 2020 after weeks of stay in police.

Defendant Kesselle was taken to court to face prosecution for the alleged commission of the crimes of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, and murder.

The police charged sheet states that the police were able to establish during investigation established that Defendant Mulbah Kesselle alias Kezo or Kilo and others to be identified went in the Baptist Seminary Community on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:30PM, placed victims Keith Nah, Alex Flomo and Keith Nah’s girlfriend under gunpoint, pepper sprayed them and made away with several valuable items including RAV-4 Jeep.

The investigation also established that Defendant Kesselle and others to be identified were armed with cutlasses, single barrel guns and other deadly weapons.

Also, the investigation revealed that the alleged criminals went in a Tailor Shop, placed victim James Zayzay and Mark Dehmie under gun point and made away with several items including cash.

Police charged also mentioned that the alleged notorious armed robbers and his accomplices went into the Dixville Market Community in Barnesville, forcibly entered victim Oumaru Barry Tea Shop, placed him under gunpoint and made away with valuable properties including cash.

Police investigation further revealed that during the armed robbery in Dixville Market Community, the Kapao Secure Liberia Incorporated team responded on the crime scene.

The team (Kapao Secure Liberia Incorporated) later went in pursuit of one the perpetrators in person of Defendant Mulbah Kesselle who was in a gray RAV-Jeep. 

Victim Karvah was later pronounced dead by doctors upon arrival at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.

Police investigation also added that while the Anti-Robbery Unit/CSD bravo team was in pursuit of Defendant Kesselle, he (Defendant Kesselle) opened fire at the agents of the anti-robbery squad, at which time the team also returned fire, leaving Defendant Kesselle seriously injured from bullet wound.

Kesselle denied all the allegations during police investigation.

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