Monrovia – Representative Moses Acarous Gray (CDC, Montserrado) says his security is under threat after what he described as the latest attempt by the Liberian National Police to link him with a stolen vehicle.
Rep. Gray, addressing legislative reporters Thursday, said, it is unfortunate that because he stands as a critical voice, he is being hunted by state security and reveal plans of manipulation to have him indicted for a stolen car he has no knowledge of.
Rep Gray said: “My security is being threatened; my life is in the hands of state security. If a policeman lies on you; it is a threat on your life. I want to say today; my life is in the hands of the police director. If the police change into a political institution, then we are going to be political as well.”
But Police spokesman Sam Collins, at a news conference Thursday, told journalists that the vehicle in question is being purchased by the CDC lawmaker although the lawmaker has denied.
In related legislative news, the House of Representatives Thursday, failed to establish the Adhoc committee to investigate the Global Witness report that has linked several high profile government officials including the Speaker of the House of Representatives Alex Tyler.
The House failed to conduct regular working due to power failure although some suggested that it was a clever attempt by some senior members of the House leadership to kill the momentum of the lawmakers to establish the committee.
The House of Representatives Tuesday agreed to set up a special investigative body to investigate the current Global Witness report, accusing several senior officials of the Government of accepting bribes to perform their constitutional responsibility.
The Plenary of the House of Representative voted unanimously in favour of a motion to have the committee established, excluding the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tyler, whose name is one of those published in the report.
The decision of plenary was a result of a communication written by Representatives Bhofal Chambers of Maryland County, who wrote seeking the approval of the body to institute and support the necessary safeguards that will ensure an independent investigation of the matter so as to protect the sanctity of that August body.
“This report has the propensity to bring this Government to public ridicule; and erode public trust and confidence,” he wrote.
Henry Karmo (0886522495) [email protected]