….PSU Officer, Civilian Staff Linked
Credible information gathered by this paper has revealed an alleged US$31,000 Theft of Property at the Liberia National Police with two employees linked to the act.
On Thursday, December 4, 2014, an officer of the Police Support Unit (PSU), Bee David Henry and civilian staff, Timothy Mator were reportedly given a cheque of US$31,000 under the signatures of the Chief of Finance and Deputy Police for Administration, Varney Sheriff and William Mulbah respectively to be withdrawn from the Central Bank of Liberia.
The Cheque, which was reportedly issued in the name of officer Bee David Henry, was taken to the CBL and the amount withdrawn. According to our information, the money was intended for police operations.
Sources hinted this paper that the two men escaped as soon as they received the money from the bank leaving the Chief of Finance suspicious in the eyes of the Police.
Mator and Henry have been the two individuals who usually withdraw police operations funds from the bank with the approval of authorities until last Thursday's incident.
The two suspects' whereabouts remain unknown as police authorities launched an investigation into the matter.
In another development, additional two police officers assigned in the Finance Department of the LNP are said to be undergoing criminal investigation in connection with theft.
The suspected officers are alleged to have been receiving the salaries of dead police officers for several years.
The officers, a paymaster and payroll analyst, are accused of conniving with some employees at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to maintain the names of dead officers on the police payroll and subsequently receive same under false pretense.
During police investigation, one of the suspects admitted to the syndicate for which criminal investigators have recommended for the two officers to be disrobed, charged and forwarded to court for prosecution.
When this paper contacted Police Spokesman, Sam Collins for comment, he did not deny or confirm the reports but said he was busy with other matters. Investigation continues.