Lawyers representing an Indian citizen have accused the Liberia National Police of kidnapping their client.
Attorneys Arthur T. Johnson and Swaliho A. Sesay said their client, Sunilkumar Surendra Kumar Kakkad, was kidnapped Saturday, July 5, 2014 when police officers, without court warrant, reportedly raided his home and took him away to an unknown destination.
They said the action by the police is a violation of a Writ of Habeas Corpus issued against authorities of the LNP and the Ministry of Justice by Criminal Court A and a citation by the Supreme Court citing the parties to a conference.
The lawyers alleged that the police action at the residence of their client was characterized by extortion, intimidation and disrespect for the rule of law.
They accused Police Director Chris Massaquoi and his Deputy for Operations, Abraham Kromah of masterminding the kidnap of their client.
The lawyers said they have credible information that the police is planning to loot their client’s company.
They also said the police have placed workers of their client under house arrest.
When contacted, Police spokesperson Sam Collins told The NEWS via mobile phone that the lawyers should use the available options under the law.
Asked as to whether his response confirms the lawyers' claims, Collins said “you can write whatever you want to write.”