Cummings’ Office Refutes Police Report; Says Sodomy Suspect Mathew Kerkula Does Not Work in Cummings’ Employ
Monrovia, June 10, 2022 – It has come to the attention of the Office of Alexander B. Cummings that the Liberia National Police (LNP), without seeking inquiry from Mr. Cummings’ Office, the apartment complex (Saba Suites), has issued a release that Matthew Kerkula, an individual accused of sodomizing a 16 year of boy, is a “domestic staff working in the compound of Mr. Alexander Cummings as Security.”
This is to inform the general public that the accused, Matthew Kerkula, is not a domestic staff or security in Mr. Cummings compound. Matthew does not work for Mr. Cummings and never has.
What our investigation shows is that Matthew is a subcontractor or employee of the Liberia Commerce Trading Center (LCTC) headed by Mr. Paul Yeenie. Mr. Cummings’ property, Saba Suites, periodically contracts with LCTC to clean its pool and has no control over who they sub-contract or hire to provide the service. We expect Mr. Paul Yennie, CEO of LCTC to immediately issue a statement confirming that Matthew Kerkula is his employee.
This is a blatant lie and evil propaganda by the LNP, a government entity, and an attempt by the government and Pres. George Weah to associate Mr. Cummings with criminal behavior, thereby impugning his integrity.
The Police as an institution must be guided by best practices and professional ethics of Policing to investigate and authenticate information especially obtained from a suspected criminal before releasing to the public.
It is important to state that Mr. Cummings strongly opposes rape, any form of sexual abuse and violence, and calls on the government to ensure that perpetrators of these crimes are brought to justice.
However, all government agencies and news outlets are warned that future defamation or libel will be met legal remedies available to the Office of Alexander B. Cummings.
James G. Kiazolu
Director of Communication
Office of Mr. Alexander B. Cummings