Policemen Booked For 'Stealing' Ebola US$31,330

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Two police officers were remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison Monday after they were booked for allegedly stealing US$31,330 intended for the Police Ebola operations.

Officers David Henry and Timothy Papie Mator were arraigned before the Monrovia Magisterial Court with theft of property, misapplication of entrusted property and economic sabotage.

Deputy Police Director for Administration Williams Mulbah informed investigator on December 4, 2014 that he and Assistant Commission of Police Varney Sheriff signed a check of L$2,893,500 to be cashed by one of the patrolmen, David Henry. 

The amount, which was intended for police special Ebola operation, was to be cashed at the Central Bank of Liberia and later be converted into United Stated Dollars.

The Police Deputy Chief further told the investigator that despite the check being written in the name of Patrolman Henry, he was accompanied by Patrolman Mator.

He concluded that the money was withdrawn, taken to the foreign exchange bureau on Gurley Street and given to an exchange dealer, Amadu Sall.

Sall, accordingly converted the money and turned over same to the two patrolmen.

 However, Sall remain at large. 

Defendant Dee David Henry according to police charged admitted receiving the money and was converted to US$31,330.

Patrolman Henry claims that while en route on a motorbike to the Police headquarters he was hijacked by some unidentified men on Buchanan Street.

But Henry denied that Mator was with him during the incident.