The Rivercess University Students Union or RUSU, a conglomeration of Rivercess citizens attending various Universities in the country, is recommending the suspension of the Development Superintendent, Sampson A. Cephas.
The students’ call was contained in a statement made to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during her visit to Cestos last weekend during a town hall meeting with the citizens. The statement, read by RUSU’s President Maxwell Nyounway, said among other things, emphasized that Cephas be suspended due to his indictment on charges of murder.
Jurors sitting in the August 2010 term of Court at the 14th Circuit Court in Rivercess County drew a 10 count indictment against the Development Superintendent for his alleged involvement in the death of one Matthew Whehgar in June of last year, but was placed under bail after serving sometimes behind bars.
Rusu said it was not necessary for the Development Superintendent to be masquerading within the corridor of power with a felonious crime, while his co-defendant, David Gibson continue to be held in prison awaiting trial.
The organization indicated that it has gathered that the Supreme Court where the case was being transferred will soon issue an arrest warrant on Cephas, noting that it was, therefore, prudent to have him suspended while undergoing trail.
They noted that the Rivercess students’ community was concerned about the security of the Development Superintendent, considering the nature of the crime and attempt to hunt him for reprisal. Cephas is the second development superintendent of Rivercess under the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf regime to be charged with murder.