LIBERIA – The Liberian Police are investigating the mysterious killing of one of its officers. The remains of officer James Gargu, of the police elite Unit-Emergency Response Unit (ERU), was discovered in mid-November near a train track on the outskirts of Buchanan City, in the southern seaport county of Grand Bassa.
Eyewitnesses say officer Gargu was allegedly found dead with all his personal belongings in tact-pistol strapped to his side and money found in his pocket.
Liberia National Police announced it has arrested and is investigating Seven suspects for their alleged complicity in the case.
A Police Statement alleged shooting took place on November 14, 2022, at 8: 30 PM when victim Gargu and Two Community Watch Forum (CWF) members allegedly went to effect an arrest in Block-C, New Buchanan Community.
The Police statement did not indicate who did the shooting or whether the ERU officer died of bullet sounds.
The LNP only said it is investigating the seven suspects to establish circumstances under which its officer died gruesomely. The statement alleged their officer dies at the hands of mobbed actors, most of whom were said to be drug consumers.
The death of the officer has increased fear in the county which has a history of mysterious killings. Some residents told our Buchanan to correspond that a armed elite officer can be killed, which simply amplifies fear of insecurity in the county.