Three persons who last week revealed at a well attended news conference in Monrovia that some members of the ruling Unity Party including the Minister of Defense, Brownie Samukai, and a businessman George Kailondo had hired them to assassinate the presidential candidate of opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) have been invited by authority of the Liberia National Police.
According to ‘Long John,’ he and his colleagues were hired through the instrumentality of Mr. George Kailondo, a stalwart of the UP to assassinate the CDC political leader.
He said the UP mobilization chairman for Montserrado County hired them with strict mandate to execute the plan (to allegedly kill Weah) on the day the CDC launched its political campaign for the impending 2017 elections.
“We were promised US$10,000.00 by George Kailondo for the mission. But we thought this would take away our future. Our mandate was to cause instability at the party’s headquarters which would have led to the assassination of George Weah,” he said.
A source at the LNP said the three self-named assassins including ‘Long John’, George Barry alias ‘Ivorian’ and Mustapha Sesay are been invited by the police to give details about the attempted assassination attempt on the life of Senator George Weah, the political leader of the CDC.
During their news conference which was carried live on both radio and television at the headquarters of the CDC, many who watched and listened described the alleged assassins alleged that the men are dangerous across the country, and further urged the police to be robust in their investigation.