MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberia National Police (LNP) has announced a five-thousand-United States Dollar reward, for anyone with useful information that will lead to the arrest of the alleged attackers on the home of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott.
Police Spokesman Moses Carter said:” The Liberian Government, through the Justice Ministry, takes very seriously the investigation on the former Chief Justice as a national interest.”
He said such information will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality.
Speaking on Monday, February 27, 2023, in a news conference, Mr. Carter said:” Several persons of interest are also undergoing investigation in connection with the incident.”
He is , at the same time, calling on individuals politicizing the recent attack to desist, while calling on the public to cooperate with the police to ensure that a thorough investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile, the man allegedly accused of masterminding the attack on the residence of the former Chief Justice has denied his involvement.
Addressing a news conference on Monday, February 27, 2023, Varlee Telleh, an agent of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) said:” The former Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Verdier, is using my past civil war affiliation with the then ULIMO rebel group, to falsely link me to the incident.”
Mr. Telleh said:” Though I live in the Brewerville, Banjor Community where I affiliated with a mosque, I have never met nor visited the home of Cllr. Scott.”
His reaction comes at a time when Cllr. Verdier recently informed a local radio talk show that Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, has smuggled him out of the Country, through Nimba County, to escape justice.
Mr. Telleh also cited how he is being set up and linked to the incident by Cllr. Verdier, because of business fallout with one Sheik Sackor who currently resides abroad.
Last year Cllr. Verdier also accused Mayor Koijee of being a member of former President Charles Taylor’s ‘Small Boy Unit’ of the ATU.
But such fabrication against Mayor Koijee has since been countered by a former TRC Commissioner, Massa Washington, as untrue and baseless.
In another development, the LNP has given a seventy-two hour ultimatum to Cllr. Verdier to retract allegations made against Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue.
Cllr. Verdier, in a statement accused, Police Inspector General Sudue of being involved in the killing of the former senior employee of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Matthew Innis.
The former Senior CBL Employee, according to police reports, died in 2019 from a ‘hit and run’ accident.
Mr. Carter said:” Cllr. Verdier risks a civil action from the LNP if he fails to comply.”
He added that such action by the police is meant to safeguard the sanctity of the police and the reputation of its Inspector General.