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A junior Senator of the Congress for Democratic Change or CDC is said to have allegedly ordered the flogging and detention of a man and his wife in Kakata Margibi County.

“Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif of Montserrado County ordered me and my wife flogged, detained for 48 hours by officers of the Liberia National Police assigned in Kakata, Margibi County,” the victim, Daniel Kennedy told the New Dawn Tuesday.

Kennedy is currently seeking medical attention at the SDA Hospital in Sinkor. Kennedy told this paper that the alleged incident occurred on March 15, when he and his wife Teta Addy Kennedy came from the United States for his father’s funeral.

“It happened that while I was en-route from Monrovia to Kakata to attend my father’s death arrangement, we met a trailer that had an accident on the way, and I slowed down to see what had happened. Just then, the Senator’s jeep came behind me and began honking incessantly”, he explained to the New Dawn.

“I then drove ahead to find a better parking place, at that moment, the Senator’s vehicle pass ours and stopped and her men in her car believed to be security immediately got down and began to profusely insult my wife and I. We also exchanged words with them.”

“At that point, she sent for police from Kakata, who came and carried us at the police station, we were then compelled to write a letter of apology to the senator as a precondition for our release”, he said.

He pointed out that United States Ambassador Madam Linda Thomas Greenfield has been fully informed about the matter through a written communication and they are awaiting her response.

When Senator Geraldine Doe Sherif was contacted, she declined commenting on the allegation on grounds that she will take the matters to court. She later referred this reporter to the Deputy Police Director Al Karly for better understanding of the story.

When Col. Karley was contacted via mobile, he told this paper that he was in a meeting but that investigation was ongoing.

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