Justice Minister Musa Dean Orders the release of opposition politician Menikpakei Dumoe

Mr. Menipakei Dumoe

Barely after spending day in prison, the acting Chairman of Council of Patriots (COP) at the prison cell of the Liberia National Police, the Minister of Justice, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean has ordered the relerase of  Menikpakei Dumoe.

Dumoe was arrested on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a search of his home – which was sanctioned by the courts – for making comments deemed threatening to national security.

Earlier this week, he posted on his Facebook page that poor people in Monrovia needed “Ak47s so that the government can take us seriously”.

Minister Dean said an investigation by the Joint Security Forces, which includes the examination of materials from Dumoe’s home, is continuing.

He said the government remains committed to protecting the fundamental rights of everyone, even as it grapples with an unprecedented health crisis and urges all to refrain from making incendiary remarks which could undermine the hard-earned peace.

Liberia currently faces an existential threat that should claim the attention of all of us. Attempting to score political points when our compatriots die is unpatriotic, a press release signed by the Minister of Information, Lenn Eugene Nagbe added.

Below is the press release issued by the Minister of Information

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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.