…As Police Launches Search For Suspects; CPP Decries Fatal Attack On Musu-Scott’s Home
MONROVIA: Liberia National Police (LNP), has disclosed that it has begun investigation relative to an incident that occurred at the residence of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Cllr. Gloria Musu-Scott, Wednesday night, leading to the death of her Daughter.
The Director of Press and Public Affairs of the LNP, H. Moses Carter, Sr., says Madam Scott, who is now under appropriate police protection, reported some days ago in a radio interview that her family had experienced several attempts from suspected burglars to enter her home at night.
Carter disclosed that this report led to an increase in police patrol in the area.
He made the Statement Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), regular press conference on Capitol Hill, in Monrovia.
According to the Police Spokesman, preliminary findings from the Wednesday night incident which occurred about 9:30pm, as narrated by Madam Scott, revealed that a man who was part of a crew she hired to carry out some construction work at her residence remained hidden inside at the end of the work day, while his colleagues had retired for the day.
According to Carter, the man, who former Chief Justice Scott said she had observed during the day of looking somewhat “strange”, attacked her family at night and killed one of her daughters when he was tackled.
He emphasized that Preliminary investigation shows no evidence of a break-in.
Carter noted that the police is currently in search of the suspected robbers and urge the public to come forth with any information that will aid its investigation.
In a related development, the Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), has condemned the violent attack against former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott, which resulted in the death of her daughter and another being critically injured.
According to CPP release, the attack, which occurred on Wednesday, February 22, at the former Chief Justice’s Virginia residence, was the third in a wave of attacks reported by her, without any security intervention or inquiry.
The release issued by CPP Leader, Alexander Benedict Cummings, said, it views these violent attacks as targeted, if not orchestrated, to intimidate and frighten the Liberian people, especially members of the opposition community.
“With this violent attack on the former Chief Justice, as well as other unsolved mysterious deaths and murders, our confidence in the ability of the government to investigate, protect and or stop these violent attacks on peaceful citizens, especially those viewed by the government to be opposed to their misrule of the country, continues to be lowered,” the release said.
Through its Political Leader, the CPP reminded the government of President George Weah of its basic duty and responsibility to protect all citizens, especially in the exercise of their fundamental rights, noting that the CPP has “repeatedly urged the Weah administration to meet this basic duty of security for the Liberian people with increased diligence and seriousness.”
However, according to the CPP, Liberians continue to be frightened by an increase in crime, lawlessness, and violence against peaceful citizens, residents, and their families.
Mr. Cummings said the continuous acts of lawlessness, violence, and wanton killings are unacceptable threats to Liberia’s peace, security, and democracy, for which, in the near future, there will be consequences in keeping with law.
“There will be consequences for these actions and / or inactions,” the CPP Leader warned; adding: “No one will be permitted to undermine Liberia’s, peace, security, and democracy with impunity.
Meanwhile, the CPP has extended sympathy to the former Chief Justice, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, for the brutal murder of her daughter and critically injury to the other, on the night of February 22, 2023.
The former Chief Justice during the Charles Taylor`s regime, currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Unity Party of former Vice President, Joseph Boakai, and was seen as lead lawyer representing Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence in the Liberty Party case with Mr. Musa Bility and the National Elections Commission (NEC).
Quoting sources, CPP said, the alleged murderer was apparently already in the house when they locked the doors and went to bed.
While they were in bed in the middle of the morning, the attacker to move into the room of the Counselor when her (Cllr. Scott) daughter, Niece and Cousin stood in the way, something which led them being stabbed multiple times.
The victims include: one Dead, Charloe Musu, niece, age 28, and a graduating senior of the Starz University, and two injure persons namely: Alice Johnson, also a niece, age 18, and a 12th grader at the Life International School, in Logan Town. She is critically wounded and in hospital currently and Gertrude Newton, in early 50s, cousin to the Cllr. Scott slightly got wounded.
Many Liberians particularly from the opposition community are of the believe that the attack was a plot for the former chief justice`s life but the little girls including aunty were unfortunately cut in the middle.