“Pressure” Mounts On PYJ


Pressure is said to be mounting on the former head of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL) and now Senator of Nimba County, Prince Yormie Johnson alias “PYJ” for his alleged role in the killings of thousands of Liberians and foreign nationals during the brutal civil unrest in the country.

The former rebel commander is listed in category ‘A’ by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for allegedly committing heinous crimes and crimes against humanity and is recommended to appear in war crimes court to account for his actions during the war.

Since then, call for the establishment of war and economic crimes court remains one of the critical points in the country, but the Senator himself continues to make inflammatory statements over the establishment of the court.

However, while the pressure calling for the establishment of the War Crimes Court intensifies, several individuals who are victims of the sporadic killing allegedly by Senator Johnson and other warlords are now deciding to show up because of the huge support from local and international organizations on the War Crimes Court establishment in Liberia.

Meanwhile, in the midst of such mounting pressure on the Nimba County lawmaker, the families of the former Minister of State for Logistics who was allegedly murdered along with the late former President Samuel K. Doe by the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), General and now Senator Prince Y. Johnson are seeking inquiries on where their late father was buried after he was murdered at the Freeport of Monrovia in 1990.

The aggrieved family members of the late former Minister of State for Logistics, Joseph Sunnae Kannah, Sr. recently gathered at the Capitol Building to petition the National Legislature for query of Senator Prince Y. Jonson to show where the mortal remains of their relative was deposited.

The former Minister of State for Logistics was reportedly murdered during the war years by the former INPFL’s General and now Senator Prince Y. Johnson on September 9, 1990 genocide at the Freeport of Monrovia.

One of the nine siblings of the late former Minister of State for Logistics, Joseph S. Kannah, Jr. said they are surviving the terror of casualty with so many dangerous memories, adding that “We have come on behalf of the Kannah’s family to petition your honorable body to intervene and render us justice by asking Senator Johnson on our behalf so that he can disclose where he (Senator Johnson) buried the mortal remains of our late father.”

According to him, they had lived with these memories for about 28 years since they last saw their dad before he was allegedly killed by Senator Johnson. He further stated that it is now time that they petition the lawmakers who are responsible to protect their citizens, provide justice and liberty against anyone who may have committed mayhem against them.

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