Female ‘armed robber’ resists going to jail

Court security officers carry the suspect to a prison van

Court security officers carry the suspect to a prison van

Drama erupted at the Monrovia City Court in Liberia recently when a suspected female armed robber resisted her imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison.Dekontee Morris and two others female were charged with armed robbery, an allegation they denied.

Defendant Dekontee said she refused to go jail on the grounds that she was falsely accused by a relative of the country’s Solicitor General Cllr. Betty L. Blamo.

“I’m not ‘armed robber’, she said, noting that the solicitor general used her power to influence the police to wrongly implicate us.

“She took advantage of her position to accuse us on what we are innocent of. Do I look like an armed robber?

“So, I will not leave this court for prison”, she pointed out.

She maintained that she and her sisters were implicated falsely by the country solicitor general because she is a relative to the complainant in the matter.

She admitted that they live in the same community with those who allegedly committed the act.   She further that allegedly armed robbers keep their wearing in their cousin Tena Stone room but denied being part of them.

Suspect Dekontee Morris tried to undress herself in protest but was later restrained by court officers and placed in a vehicle for prison.

Solicitor General Blamo said she would not dignify the allegations with a response.

At the same time, Teta Fafana and Tena Stone were charged with criminal facilitation.   The police charge read that they were suspected along with others who entered the home of one Aminata R. Lamin in Togba Town, Old Road on March 3, 2014.

It read that the suspects entered into Madam Lamin’s home with several deadly weapons and threatened to kill her if she did not turn over all valuable items.

Items stolen included Black ME Tablet (V-3), Cellcom Bonaza Phone (2-sim), Lone Star Bonaza Phone(1-sim), Pel Phahe Chiptop, Big Blue Cooler, red Mattress Caver, Single Sewing Machine,  Butterfly Single Machine and Dell Printer.

Text & Photo: Peter N. Toby