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Ex-fighters question for issuing ultimatum to Rep. Kolubah

Fabine W. Kwiah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - The Justice Ministry has formally cited a group of Liberians believed to be ex-Generals to account for statements they recently made against Montserrado County District 10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah.

The former fighters in the 14-year Liberian civil war recently gave Representative Kolubah a 72 hours ultimatum to turn himself over to them, or face citizens’ arrest.

This action is being taken following the failure of Representative Kolubah to make himself available earlier to the Ministry of Justice through the Montserrado County Attorney on Monday, April 15, 2019 for a conference on Tuesday, to provide clarity on statements he made during a protest on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

The Montserrado County Chief Prosecutor, Cllr. Edward Martin, said the failure of Representative Kolubah to honor the Justice Ministry’s citation, and action he discribbed as constitutional bridge that requires legal recourse.

Cllr. Martin on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 told Judicial Reporters that: “Representative Kolubah will not submit to the Group’s ultimatum, because the so-called ex-general have no right under Liberia’s laws to cite any Liberian citizen”.

Cllr. Martin said: “Only the Ministry of Justice has the legal authority to do so. The so-called ex-general are to appear in the office of the County Attorney to give reasons for their statement against the Montserrado Law Maker”.

The Chief Prosecutor emphasized that Liberia is not a lawless country, where anyone can make statements without the permission of Justice Ministry.

 


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