Liberia: Justice Ministry to Investigate Rep. Yekeh Kolubah for District 10 Violence
MONROVIA – Plenary of the House of Representatives has subjected Rep. Yekeh Kolubah of District #10, Montserrado County to a Ministry of Justice’s investigation over the incident that occurred at a Children’s party he organized recently in the Old Road Community.
Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]
The violence led to the disruption of the event and the injury of several people including children and officers of the Liberian National Police who were called to bring the situation under control.
The decision was taken following a communication by Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean to House Speaker Bhofal Chambers requesting the House to ensure that Rep. Kolubah cooperate with the investigation.
Minister Dean stated in the communication that owing to the gravity of the incident and Rep. Kolubah’s allegations that Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue and his officer acted unprofessionally, the Ministry of Justice has referred the matter to the Liberia National Police Civil Complaints Review Board for a thorough investigation.
He promised that following the investigation, the Ministry will take appropriate actions to ensure that such incident is not repeated.
Meanwhile, the decision did not go down well with some lawmakers as they accused the Speaker of stage managing the vote taken on the floor.
Rep. Adolf Lawrence, in his protest argued that Rep. Kolubah’s letter to plenary, complaining the LNP and citing series of violence act meted against residents of his constituent and that of his family should have been place on the agenda for discussion, and not only the Minister’s letter.
He threatened to file in a motion of reconsideration within 72 hours in line with the House’s rules.