Liberia: Orange CEO Mamadou Coulibaly Called in for Questioning After Tire-Burning Violence

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Chief Executive Officer for Orange Liberia, Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly is currently assisting Liberia’s security apparatus with investigation into Thursday morning violence in the city.

Monrovia – The Chief Executive Officer for Orange Liberia, Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly has reportedly been invited to the Liberia’s security apparatus in connection with an early morning violence that damaged property and disrupted free movement on the Tubman Boulevard and the Old Road Community.

Contacted Thursday, Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe confirmed to FrontPageAfrica that Mr. Coulibaly is aiding the investigation.

“Yes, I can confirm the the CEO of Orange, Mamadou Coulibaly has been invited along with his lawyer by the security apparatus to assist in the the investigation,” Minister Nagbe said. “He is currently being questioned. Other arrests are being made. The Ministry of Justice will issue an announcement subsequently in regards to that. We want to urge all those linked to peacefully submit themselves to the police, they know themselves. We will not tolerate any acts of lawlessness and violence; we have a democratic dispensation through which all can exercise thier rights, but not through violence.”

The Ministry of Justice will issue an announcement subsequently in regards to that. We want to urge all those linked to peacefully submit themselves to the police, they know themselves. We will not tolerate any acts of lawlessness and violence; we have a democratic dispensation through which all can exercise thier rights, but not through violence.”

LENN EUGENE NAGBE, MINISTER OF INFORMATION

Earlier, the government sternly warned that it will not tolerate acts of violence and lawlessness on the part of any group of people that seek to disrupt the country’s hard earned peace. 

Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean, Jr. has been ordered to ensure that ALL perpetrators and their masterminds are arrested in order to face the full weight of the law.  “The government recognizes that Free expression and freedom to engage in political activities are guaranteed under the law, but violence will not be tolerated. Those orchestrating and engaging in such acts will meet the full force of the country’s justice system,” the government said Thursday.

The two cellular companies in the country have been at loggerheads with the government in recent days relating to the imposition of surcharges.

The Council of Patriots, through its chairman, Henry Costa, claimed Thursday during his talk show that the COP is responsible for the incident.

“The COP takes responsibility! We staged that and it is not over yet, it is happening in other places,” Costa said.

THIS DEVELOPING STORY IS BEING UPDATED.

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