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Ex-CDC man on the run

The whereabouts of the ex-chairman of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change George Solo, has become a serious concern for the Liberia National Police after LNP officers searched and confiscated a number of deadly objects, including ammunitions, petro bombs cutlasses and scissors from his residence in Monrovia.

The police executed the search recently following a search warrant issued by the court. Police spokesman Sam Collins, said the search warrant was in response to complaint of threats allegedly made by Solo against a peaceful resident thru text message.

“We received a complaint from a Liberian on that day. This individual had complained that Mr. Solo threatened his life thru text messages. We verified the text messages and the number is registered under the name of Mr. George Solo”, Collins told a Power FM live broadcast Tuesday, November10.

He said the police want to establish what Solo was depending on to have made such threat against a peaceful citizen, adding “If you look at the threat, it was not something to take lightly.” However, he said as a suspect, Solo is not guilty, but he needs to come forward to clear himself of the allegation. “Solo will have to make himself available.”

He said a very prominent Liberian lawyer has promised to produce Solo, but is yet to do so. George Solo had been the national chairman of Senator George Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change party, but was expelled last year after the CDC national executive accused him of receiving money to compromise the party’s interest, a claim which Solo denied.

He had been a confidant of Weah until his expulsion, and was noted for threatening to mobilize CDCians in the streets to protest against the Sirleaf administration. 

By Jonathan Browne

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