By Mark N. Mengonfia –firstname.lastname@example.org
MONROVIA-As pressure mounts for justice to be dispensed in the brutal murder of the daughter of the former Chief Justice of Liberia, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, several individuals, civil society organizations, and human rights activists have already condemned the alleged act in the strongest terms and at the same time, call on the Government of Liberia to speedily bring the perpetrator to face justice.
The latest such group is the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change, (CDC) . At a press conference held yesterday, March 2, 2023, at its Headquarters in Congo Town, the Chairman of the CDC, Mulbah K. Morlu, noted that the party is in deep sympathy with the family of the deceased for the tragic death of their child, stating that, “The giver of life is God, and it is only God who can take life and not anyone.”
He mentioned that CDC is struck and moved by the death of the young Liberian. “We cannot sit idly by and allow murderers of our women and girls go unpunished,” the CDC Chair said.
Morlu declared a week of mourning to be observed by all Partisans of CDC indicating that at the end of the seven days of mourning, the party will have what he called a “Black Night” for the child, a night will be organized by the Women Wing of the party.
He, at the same time, said while CDC is mourning for the seven days, it will also be pressuring and pushing for justice to be served.
The Chairman has mandated all stalwarts of the party both at home and in the diaspora to change their profile photos to the late child that was killed during the attack and also they should pay a visit to the biological mother of the deceased.
Morlu is calling for a conduct of an autopsy on the deceased by the Government of Liberia.
“Whoever that person is, he or she should not be allowed to walk sky-free, but should be brought to justice”, he added.
Additionally, he noted that CDC will petition the Ministry of Justice and other law enforcement Institutions in their quest for justice to be served.
“Cllr. Scott has instructed her relatives not to speak with the Police” CDC Morlu said.
Speaking further, the CDC Chair called on Cllr. Scott and her family members “to cooperate with the Police investigation.”
Morlu questioned the decision of Cllr. Scott of not allowing her household to aid the police’s investigation.
He said the narratives associated with the situation are conflicting which requires more questions than answers.
According to him, it was reported that her home was not broken into and that workers were in the fence, and the ‘assassin’ did not go after Cllr. Scott but rather harm the kids.