Justice Minister, LNP Boss Face Senate Today -To Address Looming National Security Concerns

By: Sallu K. Swaray

MONROVIA – The Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean and the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, Patrick K. Sudue, faces the Liberian Senate today to account for the huge security deficit in the country  in the wake of public apprehension regarding their failure to provide security to the home of  the former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott for her protection and the protection of her family after complained about security threats to her person and family.

The appearance of the two security bosses result from a summon issued on them by that August Body to make themselves available before the Upper House of the National Legislature in the wake of  growing anger from the Liberian Civil Populace on the gruesome killing of a Starz University graduating senior, Ms.  Charloe Musu – a daughter of the Justice Scott who was killed in an attack on the home of former Chief Justice by some unknown assassins.

The assassination of Ms Musu by the assailant who chased the justice out of her Virginia residence happened on the 22nd of February, 2023, after the home of the former Chief Justice of Liberia in Virginia was invaded on two separate occasions on Wednesday and Thursday, February 8 and 9, 2023 respectively, by the unknown assailant.

Cllr. Scott narrated that on the night of Wednesday, February 8, while she and other family members were asleep, the unknown individuals entered the house through the roof of the kitchen and made attempts to enter the living room; but were prevented by the hooks and locks placed on the door that leads to the living room.

She further complained that the unknown men were able to take possession of the key to the main entrance to the residence, opened the shop and made away with a bag of rice from the store room.

Accordingly, the unknown men had taken one of the kitchen knives and a bucket of water and apparently dug a hole somewhere in her compound for whatever purpose before they departed the compound, Cllr. Scott narrated, saying that the knife was discovered the next morning with soil dirt on both sides.

She noted how she had formally complained to the Ministry of Justice and the Liberian police, a claim the police corroborated when they said the LNP had since stepped up patrols in the vicinity of Justice Scott’s and nearby communities, even though no government security guard was assigned to the residence of the justice.

In the face of the sequence of these occurrences, especially with the latest incidence of death at Justice Scott’s residence, Liberian Senate condemned the attack by the unknown assailant on the residence of Justice, a former Maryland County Senator and former Minister of Justice of Liberia, considering the attack on the state woman as barbaric and unhealthy for a country which is preparing for a democratic election this year.

The Senate therefore summons the two government officials, the Minister of Justice and the inspector general of the police, after Grand Bassa County Senator Nyomnlee Kangar Lawrence flagged the issue in Plenary last Thursday in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the Senate demanded the provision of a twenty four hours security service protection to the home of Justice Scott with immediate effect, and further demanded a comprehensive report of all mysterious deaths in the country in the regime, including the last murder of the former Senator’s daughter during the attack.  

The two witnesses are requested to give a detailed listing of all Police Support Unit (PSU) officers and those of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) assigned to all concession and mining areas across the country.

 Furthermore,  a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs, River Gee County Senator, Conmany B. Wesseh said  the brutal attacks on the home of  former Chief Justice Scott  was barbaric and done out of cowardice.

Shockingly condemning the killing of Charloe Musu, Senator Wesseh said what is happening in recent times in the country is generating panic and causing fears among the Liberian people in all quarters.

He therefore called on the government to investigate the killing of the girl and address the numerous security concerns and the unwanted killings in the country, saying the February 22nd incident at Justice Scott’s residence shocked members of the Liberian Senate.

Comments are closed.