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Justice Scott Speaks Out …Craves For International Probe

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By: Varney Dukuly

MONROVIA: The family of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, has broken silence over the brutal murder of her daughter, a graduating senior of the Starz University College in Sinkor by some unidentified persons and the injuring of other family members.

Justice Scott, in a statement issued in Monrovia on Saturday, February 25, 2023, although gave praises to God disclosed that the series of attacks against her residence were meant to recover some documents perceived to be in her possession.
Scott’s daughter, Charloe Musu, was killed during the latest attack last Wednesday while two other relatives including Alice Johnson, and Getrude Newton were injured.
“Let us make it clear that when these two previous attacks took place, there were no contractors and interestingly the attackers did not take any valuables. Instead, they searched every document they could lay hands on, giving us reason to believe that the attacks which resulted into the death of a promising young woman were also meant to recover some documents they perceive or believe we had in our possession,” the statement said reacting to Police claim that attackers may have to be a domestic worker.
Justice Scott reiterated that no arrest has been made since the third attack during which her phones and laptop were taken and away by the attackers.

She said the attacks were reported to the Police on Wednesday between 10 to 11pm.
The family indicated that the government was duly aware through the Police Depot in Brewerville and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice after the first, second and even the third attacks.

The statement described Justice Scott as a ‘family tower’ and a stateswoman who has given herself to the service of the nation and People of Liberia.

“They also disabled some systems in the former Chief Justice’s car, which from all indications appeared to have been another means of carrying out their criminal plan. To make the attacks seem like a burglary, they took away a 25kg bag of rice. This clearly suggests to us that the Police knew the facts even before conducting the investigation.”

Justice Scott added that she is inclined to believe that had any other government official’s premises been attacked twice and alarmed, government would have taken actions to avert what happened to her.

“But it is for the public to judge this and other murders which have happened in our country.
Our family’s biggest question is “What has Former Chief Justice Scott and the Musu Family done to warrant all this?”

To this end, the Family has called on the government to investigate this and other murders and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“We will not hesitate to enlist the help of the International Community through the diplomatic missions to ensure that this is not swept under the carpet.”

State-owned securities have kept clear of the premises amid repeated calls for police presence prior to the incident that led to death and injuries.

The family: “We are baffled by what seems redundant, the deployment of Police after we have been forced in a situation we can never forget. Even by Bog-Standard, the State/Police has a duty to protect all citizens regardless of social strata, political affiliation or belief or religion; but conversely, the former Chief Justice alarmed about the deadly attacks and threats in vain.”

The family said it remained ever grateful to scores of citizens, friends, sympathizers, professional colleagues, organizations, and current and former officials of government and diplomatic missions here and outside of our borders who have visited, called, texted them or made public condemnation including but not limited to, Her Honor Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh, Chief Justice, Associate Justices, Judges and Magistrates, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, Speaker.

Others are Senators Steve Amadu Zargo, Abraham Darius Dillon, Jonathan Boye Charles Sogbie, Commany Wesse, Maryland County Legislative Caucus and citizens, Former Chief Justice, Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., Cllr. Sylvester D. Rennie, President, Executives and members of the Liberian National Bar Association – LNBA, Atty. Philomena T. Williams, President, Executives and members of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia – AFELL, Rev. Dr. Samuel Reeves, President, Executives and members of the Liberia Council of Churches, the UN Women, Amb. Joseph Nyuma Boakai, and many others.

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