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.

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