Liberia’s chief prosecutor, Solicitor General Cllr. Syrennius Cephus has urged Liberians and other nationals of other countries residing in Liberia, to take advantage of the country’s legal process, and sue the Liberian government if the feel aggrieved.
The Solicitor General said it is the legal rights of everybody under the laws of Liberia to seek redress through the court system regardless who is involved.
Cllr. Cephus made these assertions recently on a local radio station in Monrovia.
He said it is not a prudent and nationalistic decision for citizens to take the law into their hands when the courts are there to provide them legal redress on things [or individuals] that infringe on their rights.
He said members of the public need to realize that there are procedures leading to legal processes, stating that if a person wants to sue in the civil law court, such person needs to file within 15 days before the opening of the terms of court in line with the proceeding.
Solicitor General Cephus further said citizens have their constitutional right to protest but not to get involved into confrontation with the police.
Moreover, the Liberian government’s chief prosecutor said protesters have the freedom to errect road blocks, but pointed out that the police are also charged with the responsibility to remove such roadblocks when erected.
He noted that if the police remove roadblocks erected by protestors and the protesters challenge the police officers, in a bid to prevent the removal of roadblocks they erected, it is an offense for which the police can effectuate an arrest.
He said the police have the statutory right to maintain peace and stability within the confines of the law.