In Libel And Slander Case Against Lawmaker, Wendell McIntosh ‘On The Run’ Says Court Officers

Mr. Wendell McIntosh
Mr. Wendell McIntosh

The man who allegedly told a local weekly that a member of the Liberian House of Representatives, Bong County District # 2, Prince Moye had raped a 14-year girl in his community has reportedly escaped from court officers on the grounds of the Temple of Justice after he was taken there for questioning by the Judge of the Civil Law Court.

According to our Temple of Justice source, Mr. McIntosh was today taken to the Temple of Justice by court officer, after disembarking from his vehicle approaching the grounds of the court, he politely told the his arresting officers that he had forgotten about something in his vehicle and therefore asked for the officers’ permission to go for it.

Our source said the permission was granted, but to the surprise of onlookers and the team of the arresting officers, Mr. McIntosh sped up with his vehicle leaving the grounds of the Temple of Justice, a situation that prompted the court to declared him wanted.

Mr. Wendell McIntosh according to the Hot Pepper newspaper narrated the entire episode of how the 14 years old in question was abused by the Bong County lawmaker and also promised to buy her a plot of lands and build the victim a house in return for sex with the lawmaker.

Mr. McIntosh in the publication also said he had to reason to lie on the Representative because, according to him he does not want Representative Moye’s job, noting that it is certainly not political.

He also told the paper that he has no intension of extorting money from the Representative because he (McIntosh) and his family are not poor, noting, “We are not poor. We are not suffering. We do not want one cent from him (The Representative), the paper quoting Mr. McIntosh said in its Thursday, October 6, 2016 edition said.

Mr. McIntosh has now become the second persons wanted by the court. The first if the Publisher of the People newspaper, Mr. Alfred Togba whose paper also featured the damaging article against the Liberian lawmaker that he raped a 14-year old girl.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.