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Cllr. Cherue's death, a great loss -Chief Justice Korkpor

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The late Cllr. Frederick Cherue
The late Cllr. Frederick Cherue

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Chief Justice Francis Korkpor says the demise of Cllr. Francis Cherue is not a lost to his family but to the Judiciary and the people of River Gee County.

Justice described the late Cllr. Cherue as a man of peace who always sought consensus, nothing that it is difficult to find a replacement.

The Liberian Chief Justice urged the lawmakers to emulate the late Lawyer who, according to him, inspired many people within the legal profession.

Justice Korkpor made the remarks Wednesday, August 21, 2019, when he signed the Book of Condolence at the Liberia National Bar Association Headquarters in Monrovia.

Prior to his death, the late Cllr. served as President of the Liberia National Bar Association, Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia.

Cllr. Frederick Doe Cherue, one of the country’s foremost legal luminaries and former Senator of River Gee County, has died.

The former Justice Minister died On early Saturday, July 27, 2019,at the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, where he had been undergoing treatment for some time.

The Late Cllr. Cherue won the senatorial seat for River Gee County in the 2005 general and presidential elections, and served on several prominent senatorial committees, including the standing committees of Judiciary, Defense and Intelligence, and Public Accounts and Audit.

His one term as a legislator in the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s 12 years regime won himself the admiration and respect of legislative reporters, and eventually gained the name, “Senior Reporter.”

Cllr. Cherue resurfaced in the Executive Branch of government as Justice Minister and Attorney General in 2016.

Outside the legislature, he headed the Liberian Bar Association, former Principal of the Zwedru Multilateral High School, and managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company.

His passing has been described by many of his legal colleagues as major loss to the legal profession.

Cllr. Cherue’s death is the first of an immediate former lawmaker, and the fourth person who has passed through the Legislature, who haspassed this year.

 


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