Aggrieved family members of the late Joseph Kannah, Sr, who was reportedly murdered by ex-rebel leader Senator Prince Johnson on September 9, 1990 are demanding justice for the death of their son.
Addressing reporters Tuesday, 9th September at the Capitol where he had gone to petition the House, the deceased son Joseph Kannah, Jr. says they are demanding justice for their late father, who was brutally murdered in cold blood by PYJ during the genocide he allegedly perpetrated at the Monrovia Freeport.
The petition calls on the House to prevail on Sen. Johnson to show exactly where he buried the late Joseph Kannah, Sr.Prior to his alleged murder, the deceased served as former Assistant Minister of State for Logistics.He is said to be one of the numerous victims of Senator Prince Johnson’s sporadic killings during the 1990 brutal civil war.
Kanneh, Jr., says he had tried to live with the nightmare, humiliation and injustice but could no longer tolerate the level of trauma especially, when he wakes up in the morning, seeing so many orphans destitute and wandering the streets because of one man’s personal aggrandizement, inhumanity, cruelty and greed.
He says the family is surviving the terror of such casualty with so many dangerous memories, and adds that his desire to paid homage to his late dad was grievously stimulated on Sunday, September 9, 2018 when one of his sisters asked where are the graves of those who they are memorializing, which sparked grief and sorrow in the minds of children and relatives of the deceased.
Prior to this latest petition, a male victim of the 1989 bloody rebel invasion of Liberia recently wrote President George MannehWeah, accusing Senator Prince Johnson, who commended the disbanded Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL) rebels in the 90s.Mohammed F. Kromah, a man who appears to be in his early 60s, claimed PYJ murdered his mother and 27 other family members
In his letter to President Weah, dated May 25, 2018, Mohammed writes, “Your Excellency, I write to bring to your attention a situation dating far back in April of 1990 that has availed itself in this year, April 2018. My biological mother and other 27 family members were slaughtered in Kahnplay, Tappita and Ganta, Nimba County. What is bewildering about their deaths is they were people who knew nothing about the civil war. They were never workers of government, yet they were killed under the command of General Prince Y. Johnson, now senator, who chose to slaughter those innocent people in cold blood.”
But Senator Johnson recently justified here that he executed Liberians in mass, including officials of the Doe regime to liberate his kinsmen.Sen. Johnson, also a former member of the Armed Forces of Liberia, led a brutal rebel war against the despotic regime of slain President Samuel Kanyon Doe in 1989 in which Doe was eventually captured and butchered to death.
By Bridgett Milton