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|Published on July 28, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
By: Roland Perry
A twenty-eight year old man believed to be a resident of Paynesville Joebar was over the weekend arrested for impersonating as soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), at the Samuel K. Doe Sports complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The incident took place on Saturday during a friendly soccer match between Liberia and Gambia at the SKD. The Lone Star of Liberia won the match by 3-2, making it the second international match to be won on Liberian soil under the Musa Bility Administration.
Liberia, on June 5, 2011 defeated Cape Verde 1-0 in Monrovia to move fourth place on the table in Group-A with four points from four matches played.
Mr. Joseph Kumeh, dressed in black T-Shirt with blue jeans trouser and a pair of army booth informed the security officers assigned at the gate of the stadium that he was a personnel of the AFL, but could not show his identity.
When interrogated further, he told the Liberia National Police (LNP) officers that he isn't an AFL soldier, but wore his brother's booth, whom he said is an AFL soldier.
Other AFL soldiers who turnout to watch the match frowned on Kumeh's action and described him as a bad person. The soldiers, all dressed in military informs requested that Kumeh be turned over to them for investigations, but the police refused request.
After a lengthy interrogation, Mr. Kumeh later disclosed to the police that it is his father who is an officer of the AFL. The LNP Officers immediately contacted his father only identified as Lt. Zorger of the AFL. When Lt. Zorger arrived on the scene and saw his son in handcuff, he immediately apologized to the police and asked that his son be forgiven and promised to institute punitive measures against his son.
The fake AFL man did not give his real name to our reporter, because he never wanted it to be published. He was later turned over to his father after the intervention of other senior officers who pleaded for mercy.