MONTSERRADO COUNTY, LIBERIA-Montserrado County District Six teen Representative Dixon Seboe says the district is currently burying and consoling families of the New Kru Town Crusade victims, as it awaits reports from the Liberia National Police (LNP).
Representative Seboe said:” The last victims will be buried this weekend, after which the pursuit of justice will be our next course of action.”
Speaking on the ELBC Super Morning Show on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, he said that culprits indicted by police report must face due process of law and their case fast tracked.
According to him, if ‘zogoes’, people he refused to called disadvantaged youths, are indicted, the Liberian Government must decisively act to forcibly get them off the streets and confine them, where they will be physically and mentally treated.
He said disadvantaged people are those whose parents are economically challenged and are unable to fully cater to their children, but in the case of the so-called disadvantaged Liberian youths, a lot of them are from homes where their parents can, to a larger extent, meet their basic needs.
He said the issue of ‘zogoes’ is not just unique to New Kru Town, but covers every faucet of the Liberian society, and as such, the exercise should cover the entire Country.
The Law Maker underscored that the House of Representatives has conceded to make illicit trafficking and usage of drug a non-billable crime , and forwarded the instrument to the Liberian Senate for concurrence.
Touching on the organizer of the crusade, Representative Seboe said Apostle Abraham Kromah of the Word of Life Outreach Mission International and anyone found culpable would be prosecuted, but the Law Maker said he anticipates the Apostle to visit families of the victims for consolation, if he had not done so.
He then bolstered President George Weah’s call for security presence at huge gatherings for the protection of lives, in case of any eventual occurrence.
The astute Law Maker said District Sixteen has set up a Disaster Committee in the Borough of New Kru Town, headed by Mr. John Nyanti, which coordinates relief efforts to address the current situation and any future circumstances.
Representative Seboe stressed that the District is also working on erecting a memorial monument for the deceased, with their names engraved on it.
He then thanked Sheik Bashuru Kontent, who personally spent over thirty-three-thousand United States Dollars catering to deceased in every way, and other institutions for their support to victims and their families.
According to Representative Seboe, the actual number of deaths is thirty-one, while forty-nine sustained injuries, some have recovered and others are still undergoing the recovery process.