In the wake of the murder of the German national in Grand Bassa by armed robbers, the Liberian National Police has come under pressure to take concrete actions against smugglers and criminals in possession of single and double barrel guns across the country.
Montserrado’s 10th district representative, Yekeh Kolubah, has asked the House of Representatives to invite Justice Minister Musah Dean and Police Inspector General Patrick Sudue to explain the legal basis for using force on petitioners and arresting staffers of the National Legislature last week.
Ahead of the much-publicized Dec. 30 anti-government protest by the Council of Patriots, a group purporting to be a breakaway faction – the Independent Council of Patriots – has also written the Ministry of Justice requesting protection to organize a counter-protest on the same date.
Citizens of Liberia, in their collectivity – small and large – hold the sacred right to demand the removal of their leaders without being accused of treason.
The newly inducted Montserrado senator, Darius Dillon, has urged the All Liberian Party candidate in the 15th district by-election, Telia Urey, against honoring President George Weah’s invitation for dialogue after she was violently attacked.
The Ministry of Justice has proposed a bill seeking autonomy for the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Liberian government released a statement criticizing the organizers of the June 7 protest for their unwillingness to present their petition to the government; however, the protesters say the government reneged on its agreement to have an elected senior government official receive its petition.
After several meetings with stakeholders, it is now clear that members of the pending mass citizens’ assembly will gather on Capitol Hill to the present their petition to the government on June 7.