Liberia Elections: Love FM Proprietor Accuses Opposition for Arson Attack
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The proprietor of Love FM, Paul Mulbah has pointed accusing fingers at opposition for the burning of the station. Mr. Mulbah in an interview said prior to the incident early Monday morning, they have received intelligent reports that some unknown men were planning to attack the station.

In his explanation about the incident on October 17, Mr. Mulbah said they deployed 15 men around the building last Saturday and also informed the Justice Minister on the threat by some unknown men to set the building ablaze.

Stating reason why his station should be a target for people he referred to as opposition, Mr. Mulbah said the intelligent report has shown to them that the station reports news that is not in the interest of the opposition and mentioned a red vehicle driven by unknown moving around the vicinity of the station.

He explained that when the petrol bomb exploded at about 3:30 A.M., the same red vehicle was seen leaving the place; which he said was identified to Police.

He told reporters that, the technical studio that housed tools and television sets were damaged in the attack including the library. He however said the transmitters for the radio and television were saved and this allows the station to carry on broadcasting.

When asked whothe opposition members he referred to, Mr. Mulbah who incidentally once served as Police Director during the administration of former President Charles Taylor, said he could not name anyone but the police.

The attack on the radio and television station is one of the series of attacks by unknown men since the political activities began early this year. Recently, the headquarter of the ruling Unity Party was attacked and the culprits are yet to be arrested.

These recent attacks have created panic in Monrovia and the Justice Minister, Christiana Tah has told the media that the Liberian National Police is following up on the recent events to ensure that perpetrators are arrested and brought to justice.

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