Senator Prince Y. Johnson, former rebel leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPL) whose armed faction played major role in the brutal killing of innocent Liberians, and the destruction of the country’s infrastructural, has publicly challenged the establishment of war and economic crimes court in Liberia.
Addressing his congregation at his Fellowship Chapel on Sunday, October 6, 2019, the rebel leader turned politician said the establishment of the Court in Liberia will never happen, noting that his international lawyers have assured him that it will not work as being perceived by many Liberians and human rights advocates.
“This issue being put forward by those who calling for its establishment will not work, it is a complete nonsense and a toilet paper by those who are calling for its establishment,” Senator Prince Johnson tuned evangelist told his congregation amid applauds.
Already dozens of Liberian lawmakers have signed the resolution for the establishment of the Court, calling on the Liberian leader to quickly approve the instrument in order for it to take effect.
Over the past months human rights groups and victims of the Liberian civil war have been calling for the establishment of a war crime court in order to bring to justice those who played greater role and are proudly living with impunity for the murder of hundreds of innocent Liberians.
Since this announcement was made calling for the establishment of the court in Liberia, Senator Prince Johnson has been using his podium to condemn advocates for this move.
As pressure mounts, President George Weah recently submitted to the National Legislature a document soliciting their views regarding the establishment of the court in Liberia, but he himself has not publicly come out to agree on this.