By Festus Poquie
Monrovia City Mayor offered $5,000 to increase police bounty for perpetuators of the ghastly murder of the daughter of a former Chief Justice as law enforcement officers struggle to hunt down culprits.
Jefferson Koijee told a police inquiry Wednesday in Monrovia he knows nothing about the fatal incident.
“I am innocent,” he said.
“This is why I have waived my right as a mayor to come and respond to the call of the Police.
“I am willing to add $5,000 to the police $5,000, making the total amount to US$10,000 for anyone who will bring the evidence or identify the real murderer of the little girl. This effort is to ensure that whosoever the perpetrator is must be revealed.
Police called Koijee for questioning after former Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Jerome Verdier’s accusation that he directed and financed the Feb 22 attack on the home of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Gloria Scott.
Police authorities says the victim family, people who were on the crime scene including the former Chief Justice are not cooperating with the investigation.
The Chair of the ruling Coalition For Democratic Change Mulbah Morlu said the accusation levelled against Koijee is intended to instigate chaos, spread falsehood, and ferment instability ahead of the scheduled October vote.