By: R. Joyclyn Wea
MONROVIA-Less than a week after a writ of Habeas Corpus was prayed for by the Student Unification Party through its lawyer Finley Karngar to have one of its members released from detention within the statutory period of 48 hours, police authorities have officially charged and forwarded defendant Darius Toweh to the Monrovia City Court.
Defendant Toweh was arrested at the premise of AME University where the police had gone to restore calm at the university campus where it was reported that members of SUP attacked one of the buildings that housed the school library where it was believed that defendant Abdurrahman Barry was defending his thesis.
Barry is one of seven arrested recently in connection with the July 26, 2022 saga that went wide across Liberia and is facing criminal prosecution.
Toweh and his accomplice Alvin Koffa, Lebron Kaba at-large were charged with several crimes including Criminal mischief, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal solicitation, violations of chapters 17,14,15 and 10, sections 17.1, 14.20, 14.23, 15.5, 17.3 and 10.3 of the revised penal law of the republic.
The police charge mentioned that while a student of the undergraduate class was defending their thesis within the library of the university campus on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 the discipline of sociology, entered one of the university campuses that housed the below departments: library, human resource, student’s service, admission and finance, college of education, and administrative building.
Defendant Darius Toweh, Alvin Koffa and Lebron Kaba including others to be identified, threw stones at both graduate and undergraduate buildings, thereby damaging a light bulb installed on the concrete fence of the graduate school, according to the charged sheet.
The police charged further that student James K. Yalla of the Economic Department at the University sustained an injury on the left side of his hand; accordingly, the defendant used stones to damage window glasses on one of the windows at the church.
“Toweh was aware that that defendant Abdurraham Barry was on campus on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 uttered that the students and entire campus were at risk because the administration of the university had allowed Barry on campus to defend a thesis,” the document claimed.