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House, Executive meet over Lawmaker’s death threat claim

The House Representatives and the Executive Branch of Government met on Wednesday to discuss the claim of death threat made by Montserrado County District Four Representative, Rustonlyn Suakoko Dennis.

Rep. Dennis claimed that the government is after her life and that she feels unsafe.

A conference meeting involving the leadership of the House of Representatives and select members of the Cabinet was held to look into the claims on Wednesday.

The meeting chaired by Speaker Bhofal Chambers included Deputy Speaker J. Fonati Koffa and other ranking members of the House of Representatives. 

The Executive Branch was represented by the Minister of Justice, Cllr Frank Musah Dean, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Williametta Piso Saydee Tarr, Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Ledgerhood J. Rennie and the Police Inspector General Colonel Patrick Sudue among others.

In a statement issued by the Minister of Information Ledgerhood Rennie, the meeting concluded that the claims by Rep. Dennis were based mainly on hearsay with no substantive proof that could warrant a full-scale investigation by the Ministry of Justice.

The state said despite hearing that the claims were based on hearsay, an offer of Special Police Protection was made as an overture to allay the fears of the Representative.

It was also agreed that the Minister of Justice, who headed the Executive Branch’s delegation, look into the Paynesville Magisterial Court’s Writ of Arrest issued against the District Four Representative in a private matter involving her and a lady she identified as Cytarus Dahn.

The Minister is asked to advise the leadership of the House of Representatives on the legality of the writ in a matter the Representative believes is a misdemeanor which should not have warranted such a writ.

Meanwhile, the Liberian Government says it wants to make it categorically clear that it is not in the business of taking away the lives of its citizens, needlessly to talk about a well-known public servant.

“It is worth noting that politics in the country has long gone past the ugly days of violent reprisals. The government continues to receive international plaudits for its democratic credentials, consolidation of the country’s peace, and respect for the rule of law, political pluralism and tolerance,” the statement concluded.

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