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Dillon frowns on Senate

By Ethel A. Tweh

Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon has frowned on the Liberian Senate for conducting an executive session with security authorities, saying the Senate’s action was nonsense.

Dillon was angered by Senate President Pro-tempore Albert T. Chie’s call on Tuesday, 7 March 2023 to conduct the hearing in the executive. Chie said the move was due to the security nature of the hearing.

Based on Pro-Tempore Chie’s decision, Senator Dillon frowned at the plenary’s action to conduct the hearing in executive.

According to him, it has been a long that members of the Senate resolved to never hold a hearing of any kind in secret.

The Montserrado County Senator also boycotted the executive session that was held with joint security heads.

The opposition Senator indicated that there is nothing considered classified information that these security experts would provide to the public when they had openly been commenting on security matters.

The Senate’s secret hearing with security heads came following the recent gruesome murder of Charloe Musu, the daughter of former Liberian Chief Justice Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott.

It was recently reported that armed criminals attacked Justice Scott’s Brewerville residence and brutally murdered her daughter and injured other residents of the house.

Cllr. Scott said the pepper sprayed the assailant and fled for her life during the attack.

Following the incident, several Senators have raised concerns about the state of the country’s security.

Against this backdrop, the Senate cited heads of the joint security to provide an update about Cllr. Scott’s issue, including other key security matters ahead of the conduct of the 10 October 2023 presidential and legislative elections in the country.

Appearing before the plenary of the Liberian Senate Tuesday, 7 March 2023 were authorities of the Liberia National Police, Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency, Liberia National Fire Service, and Liberia Immigration Service, among others.

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