Monrovia, August 1, 2020
Monrovia, August 1, 2020: Having conducted preliminary investigation into circumstances that led to an attack on opposition leader Alexander Cummings and his entourage in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Justice, has commissioned a full scale probe into the incident, while condemning the appalling violence.
In this regard, the Superintendent of Grand Gedeh has been summoned to Monrovia to assist in the probe.
The Ministry has directed the Joint Security Forces to ensure that all those involved in Thursday’s incident are held to account for their actions.
The inquiry will determine the apparent lapse in security protocol and other reasons which contributed to the fracas.
The Ministry however notes the fact that the Cummings delegation safely visited several other counties without incident, a clear indication that the Government is committed to protecting all its citizens, regardless of their political persuasion.
The rights to free movement and political assembly are fundamentally guaranteed by the Liberian constitution. The government will continue to ensure that these rights are protected at all times.
As the country moves closer to elections in December, the Justice Ministry assures the public that it is employing additional measures which will ensure security for all those engaging in political campaign activities.
Eugene Lenn Nagbe
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