The Liberia National Police and various heads of the Tricycle and Motorcycle Unions Wednesday agreed to put into place measures aimed at identifying motorbikes and tricycles by color according to communities.
According to a release from the LNP, issued Wednesday, Police authorities and authorities of the Tricycle and Motorcycle Unions agreed that all motorbikes and tricycles be color-coded to be easily identified and also to control their movement by the Liberia National Police, beginning Wednesday, December 1.
It can be recalled that in early January of this year, the authority of the Liberia National Police named the following areas as No Go Zones for commercial motorcycles; Beer Factory to Monrovia, GSA Road to Monrovia for those coming from Paynesville, the entire RIA Highway, Monrovia to ELWA Junction and Freeport to Monrovia.
The release noted that all commercial motorcycles will be allowed to ply the Brewerville to Beer Factory, Paynesville Red-Light to Freeport ISI including its surrounding communities.
The release further noted that all commercial motorcycles will also use the Paynesville Red-Light to GSA Road intersections including its surroundings, from 540, Congo Town Back Road to 72nd communities.
The LNP release also states that the No Go Zones for commercial Motorcycles include; Old Road to Catholic Hospital Communities, Matadi Estate to Jallah Town and Avenues in that location, and Air Field Community to Varmoma House respectively.
Meanwhile, Tricycles are also allowed to ply from Brewerville to Waterside, Benson Street through UN Drive to Bassa Community, and stop at the University of Liberia, Matadi Estate to Jallah Town, and Mechlin Street to WestPoint, these regulations remain to enforce.
The release also urged all operators caught in violation of these rules, will be issued a $100 USD ticket for a traffic violation for the first time, $200 USD for a second violation while a third violation will lead to a Motorcycle or Tricycle, impounded and subsequent auction through the Court.
In another development, the Liberia National Police have charged and forwarded to court a 34-year-old man identified as Emmanuel James alias EKWE and nineteen orders.
According to the police charge sheet, the nineteen defendant’s charges range from criminal conspiracy, criminal facilitation, aggravated assault, and armed robbery.
The decision of the Police is predicated upon a complaint of armed robbery filed against the defendants by victims Mohammed Barry, Zachariah Sheriff, and Wurre Jalloh during which time victim Mohammed Sheriff sustained a wound on his left hand.
The police sheet shows that victims Mohammed Barry, Zachariah Sheriff, and Wurie Jalloh in their complaints alleged that on the 23rd of November around 11: 20 AM, defendants Emmanuel James and others broke into their shops and wounded Mohammed Barry on the left hand, taking away fifteen pieces of button phones, value over $150 USD, twelve pieces of standing fans, value at $300 USD and cash of $ 98,000 USD.
The police investigation further established that suspects Emmanuel James and others were armed with single barrel guns, cutlasses, knives, scissors, and other deadly weapons, and threatened to harm the victims before making away with their properties and cash.
The police charge sheet also disclosed that police investigation has charged other co-suspects Solomon Nija, alias Talk and DO, Jerry alias Dump-pal fire, Yaha Emeka and others to be identified with the same crimes who are on the run.
The police charges against Emmanuel James and others our according to our Judicial correspondent are in violation of chapter 15, sections 10.2 section 10.4, section 14.21, and chapter 15 subchapter “C” section 15.32 of the revised penal of law Liberia.