By Melvin Jackson
MONROVIA: Police Inspector General Col, Patrick Sudue, has testified in open court confirming that the police received a communication from former Chief Justice Cllr Gloria Musu Scott on the 25th of April 2022 informing the police of her missing car license plates. The Police Inspector General said yesterday, Thursday November 30, in his testimony to the court that after the letter was sent to his office, he took various actions to ensure that the former Chief Justice’s Car license plates issue was handled.
“For the records”, he told the Criminal Court “A” “I do hereby confirm that I did receive a communication from Cllr Gloria Musu Scott on the date and time specified and I have with me the original copy of said document.”
IG Sudue said the communication was sent from his office to Unit 103, Unit 106, Arm Robbery Division , and it was also sent to the anti – Robbery Division including the public Safety Division of the Liberia National Police for redress.
He disclosed however that the complaint defendant Scott did not do a follow-up to the communication written for actions.
He quoted Article 3.9 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, which cautioned owners of lost or damaged certificates and plates as saying, “when your certificate is damage or plate lost, you will file a complaint to the Liberia National police, and investigation will commence,” but added that in the instant case, the function of that particular Article of the Vehicle and Traffic Law was turned over to the ministry of Justice.
Police IG Patrick Sudue continued as saying that the investigation for the lost plate should have also been communicated to the Transport Ministry to also investigate the matter.
“In the interim where the investigative team from the transport ministry has exhausted the investigation, then the complaint will come back to the LNP for a clearance for the Ministry of Transport to issue a new plate or new document,” He added.
During one of the court hearings, State Prosecutors accused former Chief Justice Scott’s brother identify as Anthony Musu, of secretly entering the crime scene of (Gloria Scott Home) as the case involving the murder of Charloe Musu was reaching its zenith.
The Prosecution also informed the Court that at the time, the brother of defendant former Chief Justice Scott’s brother has been accessing the quarantine home of his sister which is the crime scene under the pretense of feeding dogs.
At the call on the case, the State Prosecutors stated: “The Prosecution Office of the County Attorney has been credibly informed by the police detachment and the CSD on the frequent appearance of Justice Scott’s brother who have been accessing the home of Cllr. Scott under the pretense of feeding dogs.
“On one of those instances, the said Anthony Musu intentionally broke one of the keys into the doors of former Chief Justice Scott and accesses other parts of the building, saying that because of his relationship, the police have not been able take any action,” the prosecuting attorneys averred.
They requested Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie of Criminal Court “A” at the Temple of Justice to have Mr. Musu appear before the court to explain how he has been accessing the building without the authorization of the court.
The state also told the Court to have Mr. Musu, who prosecutors considered the intruder, to turn over the keys of the said premises to the Sheriff of the Court after an assessment and investigation of the manner and form, as the said premises is already being quarantined.
Prosecution information comes after defendant Justice Scott testified in open court that prior to the death of Charloe Musu, her premises was vandalized on two occasions.
But the Prosecution believes that the investigation of Mr. Musu will establish the credibility as to whether or not the premises was vandalized while the keys have been in the possession of Anthony Musu who frequently accesses the said premises.
In resistance to the information from state prosecutors, lawyers representing defendant Scott described the statement as misleading and requested the court to verify some of the misleading information uttered by the government’s lawyer.
The defense team said it is the police who have been on duty and any vandalism on that residence would be attributed to the police.
They stated that in fact it is because Mr. Musu does not have access to the residence that is why the dogs that are in the fence of former Chief Justice, Scott have not been fed and may probably die.
The court, having listened to the application, ordered the Clerk of Court to invite the commander of Zone-6 Police Station and his men who are assigned to the residence of former Chief Justice Scott and also Mr. Musu to report for investigation. The trial continues.