– As he announces US$5K bounty
Mayor Jefferson Koijee, through his legal team, has put up a US$5,000 bounty for anyone who provides sensitive information leading to the arrest of individuals involved in the armed robbery attack on the home of Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott.
The head of Mayor Koijee’s legal team, Cllr. Arthur Johnson said the bounty is a blank check of US$5,000 to be given to anyone who will provide concrete information leading to the arrest of the would-be perpetrator (s) of the armed robbery attack on the home of Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott.
Addressing a major press conference over the weekend at his Central Monrovia office, Cllr. Johnson, while displaying the check to members of the press, stressed that this is in addition to the recent US$5,000 (five thousand United States dollars) bounty previously announced by the authorities of the Liberia National Police through its Inspector General, Col. Patrick Sudue, during a major news conference.
He also indicated that the legal team of Mayor Koijee does not necessarily have to control the bounty if the public so wishes, adding that the check can be turned over to the Ministry of Justice or the Liberia National Police for transparency purposes, among others.
The top legal personality further stressed that anyone who will come forward with such information will have their security and confidentiality highly guaranteed and protected.
Cllr. Johnson intimated that Mayor Koijee did not put up a bounty in addition to what the LNP had announced to shield himself from the claims made against him by Cllr. Jerome Verdier and any other Liberian in the country.
But according to him, the bounty is a demonstration of the Monrovia City Mayor’s support for the Police Department’s full investigation and is intended to ensure that the individual (s) involved in the act are brought to justice.
Meanwhile, the lawyer for Mayor Jefferson Koijee, Cllr. Arthur Johnson has announced a lawsuit against Cllr. Jerome Vervier, the accuser of his client.
This comes days after the former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Cllr. Verdier linked the Monrovia City Mayor to an armed robbery attack on the home of former Chief Justice, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott.
Cllr. Verdier alleged that Mayor Koijee orchestrated the attack on Cllr. Scott, which led to the death of Miss Charloe Musu, who is believed to be the daughter of the former Chief Justice, and one injured at her Brewerville City residence.
Cllr. Arthur Johnson disclosed that the lawsuit will affect all of his client’s accusers, both at home and abroad, including Cllr. Verdier.
The legal veteran told journalists at his Central Monrovia office that the lawsuit when filed against Cllr. Verdier and others will be made to prove the linkage of the Monrovia City Mayor to the tragedy through a court of competent jurisdiction with substantial evidence.
At the same time, Cllr. Arthur Johnson is calling on the Liberian government to conduct an independent autopsy on the body of the late Charloe Musu.
Mayor Koijee’s legal representation also admonished the international community to develop an interest in the matter and ensure that an autopsy is conducted to establish if the deceased was tortured.
In furtherance, the legal luminary said the alleged refusal of the former Chief Justice to comply with the Police investigation is alarming and concerning to not only the legal team of Mayor Jefferson Koijee but also other Liberians and the international community.