Gender Ministry turns over 6 rape compromisers to Police
By Kruah Thompson
Assistant Gender Minister and chief of Anti-Sexual Gender-Based Violence RoadMap Madam Maminah Carr Gaye has turned over six suspected rape compromises to the Liberia National Police for interrogation.
Minister Gaye says the suspects went to her office with a bribe of US$1,000.00, asking her to throw out a sodomized/rape case involving accused Abraham Peter Alex with a 21- year-old victim.
Speaking to reporters on Friday at the Ministerial Complex in Cong Town, the Assistant Gender boss narrated that after receiving medical report and notification by Journalist Joseph Tumbey, informing the ministry of a 21-year-old girl, who is a residence of Johnsonville town, claiming to have been allegedly sodomized and raped by her aunt’s fiancé Abraham Peter Alex, and the accused subsequently released by police on bond, she immediately contacted the Police for more details.
Minister Gaye continues that after four days of engagement, which started on Tuesday, February 15 to Friday, February 18, 2022, a group of six females claiming to be relatives of the alleged perpetrator appeared at her office with the assurance of offering her US$1,000.00 to terminate or compromise the case.
“I immediately informed the Liberia National Police and subsequently turned them over for undermining the process, as we are all aware that rape is a national emergency”, she says.
Medical Report details that the victim’s anus is swollen reddish with bruises from forceful penetration, and her virginal tampered with.
The family of the survivor is alarmed that the alleged perpetrator is on the run, but Assistant Minister Gaye assures the public that Police will make him available to face justice. Editing by Jonathan Browne