PUL President Mr. Charles B. Coffey, Jr. PUL President Mr. Charles B. Coffey, Jr.

PUL calls for speedy, impartial investigation of arrested journalists

The Press Union of Liberia ( PUL) has called for a speedy and impartial investigation into the money extortion allegation involving some Liberian Journalists.

Three Journalists were arrested Thursday, July 21, 2022 by the Liberia National Police ( LNP) in Monrovia, for alleged extortion of money from some prominent individuals . Others, according to the LNP, are on the run.

The PUL believes the investigation will authenticate the story and provide a clear picture of the situation.

Findings, the Union indicated, from the investigation will enable the parent Journalist body to determine the next course of action in conformity with its constitution and code of conduct.

The PUL constitution and code of conduct calls for zero tolerance on criminality and unprofessional conduct by its members.

The LNP Thursday disclosed that it arrested Tee Tennyson Torplue, Melon Modem alias (Thomas Tower) and Israel Duncan for alleged money extortion, under the canopy as Independent Investigative Journalists.

According to the police, they were arrested while attempting to extort money from one Philip Bayor Dwuye, Sr., President/ CEO of the FOE-BE Agricultural Corporation.

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