Concerns are mounting in Monrovia whether or not police investigators will invite the political leader of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change, George Weah for questioning, as a written statement by victim Gbeh Montgomery claims that his captives threatened to kill him under the instruction of Mr. Weah.
“After hours of beating me, Mr. Jefferson Koijii… and the Vice Chair/ Operations of the CDC Mr. Mulbah K. Morlu started to question me. They also said if I do not say the truth by naming the supporters of Mr. George Solo in government; they will kill me because Amb. George M. Weah has instructed them to kill me because I am against his interest,” Montgomery has told police investigators in a written statement.
In relation to Montgomery’s allegations made before investigators, the Liberia National Police has since arrested CDC Youth League Chair, Jefferson Koijii, and has also taken statements from Mr. Morlu and Habakkuk Wommei, who earlier turned themselves in for investigation. George Weah himself has not publicly commented on the allegation made against him by Montgomery.
But as most of the CDC executives linked are making statements in reaction to their alleged involvement in the flogging of Montgomery at the CDC Headquarters in Congo Town and the alleged death threats reported, Liberians are curious to knowing whether police are considering inviting George Weah himself to provide clarity as well.
Police spokesman Sam Collins refused however to address the press as to whether Weah will be invited for questioning as it was done to the other three CDCians, who were also linked.
Mr. Collins told The NewDawn on Tuesday that,” in fact the investigation is still ongoing,” and described as mere allegation, claims by Montgomery that his CDC captives told him they were acting on George Weah’s instruction to kill him. He abruptly ended the interview with The NewDawn, saying, “I maintain that I will not tell anything again thank you; goodbye.”
A couple of CDCians on Tuesday 4 November stormed the National Police Headquarters, protesting the detention of their Youth League Chair Koijii, following his arrest on Monday.