Formation of an Interim Government, Liberian Leader Reportedly Approve Probe Of Vice President, As Justice Minister Abort Police Move

As the issue of the formation of an interim government by some diaspora Liberians linger, linking high profile individuals in government including the Country Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai and former Interim President, Amos C. Sawyer and others to head such interim administration, a local radio station has reported that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has approved the investigation of Vice President Boakai.

In its Thursday evening news cast, Radio VERITAS has also reported that the Minister of Justice, Madam Christiana Tah has aborted the arrest of the Vice President by Deputy Director for Operation of the Liberian National Police, Col.  Abraham Kromah.

Early this month, the Director of the Liberian National Police, Chris Massaquoi wrote the Minister of Justice asking her to allow the police to probe the Vice President, and all of those linked to the formation of an interim government.

This information of the formation of an interim government was widely publicized in some local dailies after The National Chronicle newspaper featured the information on its front pages that subsequently led the paper to be closed by the government.

Prior to the closure of the paper, trucks load of police barricaded the offices of the paper arresting its staff, and inviting the Publisher of the paper to the headquarters of the Liberian National Police.

But in its reaction this week, the police said, "the Administration of the Liberia National Police (LNP)  has read with amusement that it is investigating the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Joseph Nyuma Boakai in connection with a Chronicle Newspaper publication on the alleged formation of an interim government.

Detail will follow in our subsequent report.


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