MONROVIA – Liberia has been both flustered and disquiet since an alleged armed robbery incident took place in the home of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott—incident that is attributed to the death of Cllr Scott’s daughter Charloe Musu. As politically-minded elements continue to hype the profile of the fatal incident so tensions continue grow in the country and the police is put on pressure to robustly explore every available means, even braving the storm to shake off the grief a bit off the bereaved by hulling them forth to come out and brief the police on their probable knowledge on how it all happened. As The Analyst reports, the former Chief Justice herself, the mother of the fallen young girl, is amongst those the Liberia National Police has cited.
A late afternoon press release from the Liberia National Police says that Former Chief Justice, Gloria Musu Scott, and other family members are being cited to appear for investigation into the death Ms. Sharloe Musu, daughter of the Cllr. Scott, following an alleged armed robbery incident.
Others cited with former Chief Justice are Gertrude Newton, Rebecca Youdeh Wisner and Alice Johnson who, the police says, are also needed “for further questioning at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police in connection to the alleged armed robbery incident at the home of the former Chief Justice which resulted to the untimely death of Miss. Charloe Musu on February 22, 2023”.
Public reactions in the last couple of days after the incident are mixed, reaching political proportions, and creating more complications for state investigators.
There have been mudslinging, with the social media and radio talk shows rife with all sorts of theories about what might have happened at the home of the former Chief Justice.
The former Chairperson of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, Jerome Verdier, is one of those who starting throwing mud in the case with allegations targeting the Lord Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, and an officer of the MCC as culprits.
Both Mayor Koijee and the MCC officer, Varlee, who also were cited by the police this week, have vehemently rejected the allegation, describing it a huge lie told by a “frustrated Jerome Verdier”.
The former Chief Justice, speaking of the fatal incident, said she and other family members were asleep when unknown individuals entered in the roof of the kitchen through the ceiling since they could not enter via erected steel doors and attacked her home.
She said the men collected from the kitchen table, the keys to the house’s entrance and departed the house.
It seems the police is calling for her official appearance for more testimonies.
The LNP, in the release issued yesterday, is now urging the former Chief Justice and all occupants of her home to avail themselves at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police not later than 10:00 AM tomorrow, Friday, March 3, 2023.
“Failure on their part to honor this invitation, the LNP will be left with no option but to take appropriate legal actions through the court of law,” the release said further.