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Cummings condemns killing, attack on former Chief Justice

Condemnations are flooding in hours after reported attacks on the home of former Chief Justice Cllr. Gloria Scott left one of her daughters dead and others severely wounded.

The attack comes days after Cllr. Scott who also served as Justice Minister and Senator of Maryland County reported here that she had received death threats.

The attack, which occurred on Wednesday, February 22, at the former Chief Justice’s Brewerville residence, was the third in a wave of attacks reported by her, without any security intervention or inquiry.

The former Chief Justice currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Unity Party of former Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Amongst those condemning the attack is the Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) Mr. Alexander B. Cummings.

A statement issued by the CPP Leader said it views these violent attacks as targeted if not orchestrated to intimidate and frighten the Liberian people, especially members of the opposition community.

“With this violent attack on the former Chief Justice, as well as other unsolved mysterious deaths and murders, our confidence in the ability of the government to investigate, protect and or stop these violent attacks on peaceful citizens, especially those viewed by the government to be opposed to their misrule of the country, continues to be lowered,” the statement said.

Through its Political Leader, the CPP reminded the government of President George Weah of its basic duty and responsibility to protect all citizens, especially in the exercise of their fundamental rights, noting that the

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CPP has “repeatedly urged the Weah administration to meet this basic duty of security for the Liberian people with increased diligence and seriousness.”

However, according to the CPP, Liberians continue to be frightened by an increase in crime, lawlessness, and violence against peaceful citizens, residents, and their families.

Mr. Cummings said the continuous acts of lawlessness, violence, and wanton killings are unacceptable threats to Liberia’s peace, security, and democracy, for which, in the near future, there will be consequences in keeping with law.

“There will be consequences for these actions and/or inactions,” the CPP Leader warned; adding: “No one will be permitted to undermine Liberia’s, peace, security, and democracy with impunity.

Meanwhile, the CPP has extended sympathy to the former Chief Justice, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, for the brutal murder of her daughter and critically injury to the other, on the night of February 22, 2023.

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