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Former Chief Justice to reconsider decision

-Police say Cllr. Scott and family ready to cooperate

By: Emmanuel wise Jipoh

Family members of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott have reconsidered their decision not to cooperate with the Liberian National Police (LNP), Deputy Inspector General Col. Prince B. Mulbah told journalists here on Thursday, March 2.

Addressing the Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism (MICAT) regular press briefing, Col. Mulbah, disclosed that Cllr. Scott and her family have agreed to cooperate with the police in establishing the truth behind the series of attacks on her home, the last of which led to the death of one of their daughters.

Col. Mulbah said the corporations from the former Chief Justice, her family, and other occupants of the house will help fast-track the ongoing investigation in the case.

The home of Cllr. Scott 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.

The incident has raised safety alarms across the country amidst public condemnation over the police refusal to have provided the former Chief Justice some police protection.

But the police say it has already begun an investigation into the incident announcing Monrovia City Corporations (MCC) Police Deputy Chief for Operations Varlee Telleh as a person of interest and other contractors at the home.

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Meanwhile, Col. Mulbah’s disclosure about Cllr. Scott and her family’s willingness to corporate with the investigation came at the time a  group of Liberian women, under the canopy of Justice for Liberian Women were staging a peaceful assembly on the grounds of the Capitol Building.

They had gathered to petition members of the Liberian Legislature to exercise its oversight responsibility to push the Executive through the Justice Ministry to ensure Justice is served in the instant case.

In brief remarks, the Chairperson of the National Civil Society Council of Liberia, Loretta Pope Kai, stressed the need for relevant authorities to take concrete steps to ensure that perpetrator(s) face Justice, rather than mere words.

Mrs. Pope-Kai reaffirmed the Civil Society’s commitment to standing up for justice, equality, and peace.

Also speaking, the head of the Women Non-Governmental Organizations Secretariat of Liberia, Esther Yango, urged the government of Liberia to deliver justice, while denouncing all forms of violence perpetrated against women and children.

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