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Condemn the attacks and killings

-Mrs. Sirleaf urges Liberian

Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Liberians to condemn the recent attack on Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott and the reported killings of innocent civilians here.

“The recent attacks on Cllr Gloria Musu-Scott, and the killing of innocent civilians in Liberia, including Mrs. Scott’s daughter, are abhorrent. We must all condemn these actions, men and women alike; they have no place in our society.” Mrs. Sirleaf tweeted.

The home of Cllr. Scott, a former Chief Justice was attacked on the night of Wednesday, February 22, leaving one of her daughters dead and others injured.

The attack came after she had reported two previous waves of attacks on her home in days alarming that her life was at risk. The police did nothing to prevent the third wave of attacks which led to her daughter’s death.

Cllr. Scott is said to have repeatedly complained about her home being invaded by suspects believed to be armed robbers, but there was no sign that the authorities here took preventive measures to deter this tragedy.

The former Chief Justice is also a former Senator for Maryland County in southeast Liberia, a former Justice Minister and has held other key public offices.

She remains an active senior counsel and has sometimes defended the opposition Unity Party (UP) in some cases in the courtroom.

The police in their initial report claimed they saw no evidence of forceful entry in the home of the former Chief Justice, suggesting that it may have been an inside job.

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But the police statement has been rebuffed, followed by neighbor’s testimony that the night of the attack they called the police unsuccessfully.

Liberia’s former Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Chairman Cllr. Jerome Verdier has alleged that the attack on Cllr. Scott was carried out by men hired by Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee, a claim Koijee has denied.

Cllr. Verdier in a graphic description said the crime was allegedly committed by Monrovia City Police Deputy Chief for Operation Varlee Teller.

The former TRC boss said his group (Transitional Justice) has conducted investigations on killings of innocent civilians in the country and the attack on Cllr. Scott was just one of them.

Residents of Montserrado Electoral District #17 woke up to the sad news of the tragedy on early.

The incident is reported to have happened at 11 P.M. Wednesday night opposite the Sheriff Gas Station in Brewerville.

According to sources, the attacker allegedly stabbed Cllr Scott’s daughter multiple times in the midst of other children in the house.

In previous alleged armed robbery attacks at Cllr. Scott’s home this month, suspects were said to have succeeded in making away with several documents.

The repeated attacks against Cllr. Scott’s home has left many wondering over what the intent of the suspects is, and scores of community dwellers are still in disbelief.

This paper also gathered that during the latest attack on Wednesday night, Cllr. Scott maneuvered to abscond the scene for fear of her life.

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