Although Emmanuel Kollie did not disclose the identities of the others, he promised the police that he will fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
Suspect Kollie was arrested in Bong County while trying to escape and another person (male), whose identity is yet to be disclosed, was arrested in Grand Bassa County following a tip-off.
Addressing a press conference in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Grand Bassa County Superintendent, Janjay Baikpeh, revealed that suspect Kollie was arrested with a single-barrel gun and seven rounds of ammunition.
Supt. Baikpeh further revealed that suspect Kollie admitted to security personnel in Bong County that he shot one round of the gun at the Big Joe Town crime scene during the early morning hours of the incident.
Meanwhile, police authorities told journalists that the other suspect’s name is being withheld on account that disclosure of his name could undermine further investigation.
It can be recalled that JuergenSchedemna, the Log Yard Manager of the International Capital Consultant (ICC), was shot on Wednesday, January 22, during an armed robbery at the company's Big Joe Town office on the outskirts of Buchanan City.
Deceased Schedemna upon discovery was rushed in an ambulance to the Liberian Government referral hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, and his remains were subsequently deposited at the Abraham Roberts Funeral Parlour in Buchanan.
The German national had lived and worked in Liberia for more than ten years prior to his death.
"We, the County leadership, regret such barbaric act carried out by those individuals and will ensure that the perpetrators face justice," the Grand Bassa Suppt. assured.
At the same time, President George Manneh Weah has since extended his deepest condolences to the government and people of the Federal Republic of Germany for the brutal murder ofJuergen Schedemna.
“Such savagery does not define Liberians; we are a hospitable people who will go all out to help visitors in our country. Schedema's death is a loss not just for the people of Germany, but all Liberians,” President Weah, quoted by an Executive Mansion statement, asserted.
The Presidentthen assured all that the government will exert every effort in order to find and prosecute those responsible for such cruelty.