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Monrovia Mayor Faces Police Probe Over Murder Accusation As Ruling Party Chief Dismisses Link

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By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor

The chair of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change has ruled out the possibility that Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee would be involved in the ghastly murder of the teenage daughter of a former Chief Justice.

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Gloria Scott home was attacked on Feb. 23 leaving one of her daughters dead and other injured.

Koijee faces police questioning Wednesday based on former Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Jerome Verdier’s accusation that he directed and financed the killing, police inspector general Patrick Sudue told Senators Tuesday in the capital Monrovia.

The Mayor has denied his involvement asking the Attorney General to investigate the matter. In his defense, CDC chairman Mulbah Morlu said the claims against Koijee and other government officials were groundless and designed to present an image of fear and to torpedo economic gains and democratic stability.

“We appeal to all Liberians, especially the opposition to desist from making false claims.

“George Manneh Weah does not have one political prisoner and have never engaged in political witch-hunting. The sole intent of these outrageous comments is to instigate chaos, spread falsehood, and ferment instability especially towards the 2023 Legislative and Presidential elections.”

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