At least 7 residents of Electoral District # 8 have been released from the Monrovia Central Prison after being charged with multiple charges, including aggravated assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct against Montserrado County District #8 Representative Moses Acarous Gray.
Residents of the district told the media that Representative Gray’s allegations were impregnated with the highest degree of falsehood and deceit. They said there would be no action against their lawmaker for incriminating citizens of District # 8, urging him to “go and sin no more.”
Speaking to this paper yesterday, October 28, 2015 at the Monrovia Central Prison, where the seven residents spent a night, a youth advocate of the district and also spokesperson for the released detainees, Mr. Varfee Quaye, indicated that they were released due to the lack of evidence, wondering while the representative choose to institute court without factual evidence to prove.
“We are all aware of the law that says one is innocent until he or she is proven guilty in the court of law,” he said. Mr. Quaye also pointed out that Rep. Gray’s action against residents of District #8 was indicative of the true about him, noting that their detention at the Monrovia Central Prison was intended to silence residents of the district.
“We are not deterred because Representative Gray has the right to go to court like every other citizen of this Country; but the fact remains that we will continue our advocacy in making sure that the right things are done in our district,” he noted.
The youth advocate asserted that residents of Electoral District #8 would not relent in their advocacy against the ills and misrepresentation, disclosing that following their release from prison, they begin this Saturday a massive cleanup campaign to give the district a face as part of efforts to awaken the consciences of the people of District #8.
Representative Moses Acarous Gray had accused “countless” number of young people of his district of ‘booing him and stoning’ his official Rep 32 vehicle on 22 October in the 12th Street Community of Sinkor, Monrovia – seven of whom were arrested, taken to court and later released because of the lack of evidence.
Representative Gray’s relationship with many young people of the district continues to be very un-cordial and sour since he was accused of “eating their Ebola money” allotted to the district. Those released from detention were Kelvin A. Volah, Varfee Quayee, as well as Ahimsa Kafia S. Kamara, among.
By Ben P. Wesee & Lewis S. Teh