Liberia’s Solicitor General Says Menipakei Dumoe Deserves To Be In Prison

Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus, Liberia’s Solicitor General

Addressing journalists on Wednesday, Liberia’s Solicitor General, Cllr. Cyenius Cephus said the arrest and detention of Mr. Menikpakei Dumoe was due to his act against the laws of Liberia, noting, Mr. Dumoe for strange reason decided to test our resolves. Today, it has been proven that his statement created fear and it is a campaign of terror and misinformation that clearly represents the fake and dangerous news I was taking about.

He also said the statement made by political activist Menipakei Dumoe has the propensity to created fear among Liberians and is against the State of Emergency proposed by President George Weah.

President Weah last month in consultation with the national Legislature declared a State of Emergency in an effort to fight the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Not long afterward, Cllr. Cephus took to the airwaves to stress that anyone engaging in ‘fake news’ that is detrimental to the state will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“This is a man decided to make a very reprehensible statement that term to undermine the peace and security of the state. You can criticize your government but to give an order for a call to arms is very serious.”  Cllr. Cyrenius Cephus, Solicitor General

Despite so many outcries from the public and independent media institutions; the Solicitor General remains defiant on his stance that Dumoe’s statement posted on the social media crossed the line of the State of Emergency.

Cllr. Cephus, addressing journalists on the ground of the Liberia National Police Wednesday, after a long meeting with state security officers, said Dumoe’s statement was in terror.

“Menikpakei Dumoe for strange reason decided to test our resolves. Today, it has been proven that his statement created fear and it is a campaign of terror and misinformation that clearly represents the fake and dangerous news I was taking about,” Cllr. Cephus told journalists late Wednesday evening.

“This is a man decided to make a very reprehensible statement that term to undermine the peace and security of the state. You can criticize your government but to give an order for a call to arms is very serious,” Solicitor General of Liberia stated.

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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.