A stalwart of the Alternative National Congress, Jethro Harris charged, Sent to Prison for False Public Alarm
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – A Stalwart of the Alternative National Congress, Jethro Harris has been sent to Monrovia Central Prison for allegedly posting disturbing media content on his Facebook page.
Police arrested Suspect Harris on Friday, October 1, 2021, and was forwarded to the Monrovia city court where he was sent to jail.
On September 27, 2021, Jethro Harris posted on his page, informing the public that there are mysterious deaths occurring in Liberia with young people being the victims; thus, attaching a photo of a young lady whose body parts were extracted.
Police investigation established that the photo attached was the late Rolisa N. Gbeintor, an alumnus of the Len Miller High School in Sinkor, who died as a result of a protracted illness.
Article 15A of the 1986 constitution provides that every person shall have the right to freedom of expression but also caution that we are fully responsible for the abuse thereof.
Aforementioned, Suspect Harris was charged by the police with the crime of False Public Alarm in violation of chapter 17, section 17 of the revised penal law.
However, speaking to reporters on the grounds of the Temple of Justice, the Political Leader of the Alternative National Congress Alexander Benedict Cummings noted that the crime committed by Harris is bailable and would be worse if he is found guilty.
He added that the rule of law is being politicized urging the government to separate the country’s politics from the Judiciary.
Cummings cautioned political actors to give judges the freedom to interpret the laws and allow the court to do its work in line with the rule of law.