Lawmaker Charged -For Alleged Threats

By: Yassah J. Wright

Montserrado County District #7 Representative, Solomon George, has been charged for allegedly threatening to beat and strip naked Commerce Ministry’s Chief of Maintenance, Mrs. Macactoh Wreh Togba.

Cllr. Philip Gongole, in-house lawyer for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, filed the complaint with the Liberia National Police (LNP), indicating that the incident occurred on October 23,2017, when Rep. George entered the Ministry. People subsequently charged and forwarded Rep. George to court.

Court documents say Rep. George entered the first floor of Ministry of Commerce, but did not see Mrs. Togba. Cllr. Gongole, according to the complaint, alleged that Rep. George returned on the ground floor and destroyed one water cooler and one flowers pot.

According to the document, the lawmaker intentionally destroyed the Ministry Commerce water cooler and the flowers pot, further alleging that Rep. George admitted to all the allegations.

Accordingly, Rep. George, upon hearing that his administrative assistant, William C. Wea, was beaten and hand cuffed, allegedly on the instruction of Mrs. Togba, aggressively walked into offices of the Ministry of Commerce verbalizing that he will beat Mrs. Togba.

“In view of the above facts and circumstance, the investigation has resolved to charge Hon. George with the crimes of criminal Mischief in violation of chapter 15.5 menacing chapter 14, subchapher14.25 and disorderly conduct chapter 17.3 of the revised penal code of Liberia pending trial by court,” the police charge sheet