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Cyrenius Cephas
Cyrenius Cephas

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Solicitor General designate, Cyrenius Cephas, says the Liberian Government will ensure the trial of those involved in the June 5, 2019, disturbance on Capitol Hill.

On Wednesday June 5, during the appearance of Representative Yekeh Kolubah at the National Police Headquarters, some citizens stormed the area demanding the release of Montserrado County District 10 Representative.

Clashes then ensued between the citizens, including some students of the University of Liberia and police officers, leaving some police officers injured and several rioters arrested.

Twenty of those arrested, including two students of the University of Liberia, were on Wednesday released on bail.

Addressing the Information Ministry Press Conference Thursday, June 13, 2019, Liberia’s Solicitor General designate, Cyrenius Cephas, said some of the accused will be tried at the Monrovia City Court, while others will be tried by the circuit court.

Cllr. Cephas stressed that government will not condone lawlessness.
Cllr. Cyrenius Cephas further said that the war on corruption has begun,
It is in consonance with public outcry persistent with President George Weah’s concern of the threat corruption poses to the national economy.

The Solicitor General designate said the process has begun with a comprehensive review of reports from the General Auditing Commission (GAC), the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), among others.

According to him, the prosecution process will be done without fear or favor, adding that the fight must be supported by all, thereby inviting the press to check and follow every step taken in the process.


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