Liberia: Opposition Senator Alarms Planned Attack Against her Life


MONROVIA – Less than a week following assassination attempts on the life of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu-Scott, Grand Bassa County Senator, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, has divulged that she’s receiving intelligence about a planned attack against her vehicle on the Buchanan-Monrovia highway.

By: Henry Karmo [email protected]

Senator Lawrence, who heads the opposition Liberty Party, said she received a phone call from an anonymous person on the early morning of Sunday, February 26 at about 5:00AM, informing her about plans to attack her vehicle along the Bassa highway and was advised not to travel after 6pm on any highway.

“While processing the information and having consultations, we followed a Facebook post from one “Mac Jabateh”, concerning a security threat on my life. Not taking anything lightly, especially with the most recent situation with the former Chief Justice, we immediately informed the Minister of Justice, and he promised to give the allegations “due attention,” she said.

In a Facebook post Sunday, the Grand Bassa County lawmaker admitted receiving telephone calls from Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue and his Deputy immediately after informing the Justice Minister. 

“Few minutes after, the Police IG personally deployed an armed Police Officer at my residence in the interim.

“We wish to thank the Justice Minister for the immediate action and hereby inform all those concerned, that we are now being protected by the security of the state. We look forward to ensuring that the attacks on the former Chief Justice that led to the death of her daughter is investigated and actions taken by the government. We will not relent seeking justice for all.”

The Liberia National Police has since released one of the swiftest reports ever seen, stating that preliminary findings into last Thursday’s incident suggest that a man who was part of a crew hired to carry out some construction and electrical works at the residence of the former Chief Justice inside the house after the day’s work.

The police reported that preliminary investigation shows no evidence of a break-in.

The LNP also maintained that it is currently in search of the suspected robbers, and urged the public to come forth with any information that will aid their investigation.