Former Chief Justice Home Attack


MONROVIA-The early morning hour of Thursday was a sad one for former Chief Justice of Liberia, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott when her home was attacked by people claiming to be armed robbers.

According to an unconfirmed report from the scene of the robbery, a student of the Stars University is said  to be the niece of Cllr. Scott was killed during the burglary, while another relative is said to be critically injured.

Neighbors and bystanders explained to journalists that the robbery victim, identified as Charlotte was pronounced dead after efforts were made to resuscitate her life from the wound of the stabbing she sustained during the burglary while Alice Johnson, Cllr. Scott’s grandchild is at the hospital undergoing treatment for the wounded.

Cllr. Scott

A family member of Scott has been evacuated from the compound due to fear.

According to information, there have been two different attempts of attack on the compound of Cllr. Scott.

The Liberia national police are yet to come out with an official statement about the burglary.

Who is Gloria Musu Scott?

Scott is a member of the Liberian National Bar Association and a co-founder of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia.

She was an assistant professor at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.

Scott was appointed Chief Justice of the five-member Supreme Court in 1997 after the court was reconstituted following the civil war and the election of Charles Taylor. In February 2003, Scott read a ruling of the court which said it did not have legal jurisdiction over the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy to stop the second civil war in order to conduct a national census prior to the 2003 election. She served on the court until August 2003, when the transitional government took effect.

At the 2005 elections, Scott became the Junior Senator for Maryland County, representing the Alliance for Peace and Democracy.

In 2008, she spoke to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the need to look further beyond the events of 1979.

She lost her Senate seat in the 2011 election. Scott was the chairperson of the Constitution Review Committee which convened from 2013 until 2015.

The CRC visited all 73 electoral districts and collected a total of 56,729 views from citizens.

In this role, Scott advocated for the participation of women as well as for the education of girls. Scott presented the Committee’s final report to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in August 2015.

In 2016, Scott was named as one of a number of judges said to be bad debtors by the Liberia Banker Association, which said she had failed to pay $11,241.04 owed to the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment.

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