The Special Independent Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to investigate the November 7 disturbances has submitted its report to the President.
The Commission, headed by Sister Mary Laurene Browne, submitted its report on Friday, November 25, at the Ministry of State. Among its recommendations, the Commission has called for the dismissal of the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Mr. Marc Amblard.
At a subsequent meeting, the National Security Council discussed the report and endorsed the Commission’s recommendation calling for the dismissal of the Inspector General of Police.
In compliance, Mr. Amblard accepted the recommendation and stated that although he was not liable for what occurred on November 7, 2011, he accepted responsibility as head of the Liberia National Police. The Council thanked Director Amblard for his dedication to duty during his tenure.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the National Security Council is reviewing other recommendations contained in the report, to take into account the culpability of other actors involved in the November 7 disturbances. The recommendations are being studied to ensure compliance in keeping with the law. Further details of the Commission’s report will be released shortly.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), Mr. Chris Massaquoi, has been requested by the President to act as head of the LNP pending the appointment of a new Inspector General. The Deputy Commissioner for Immigration, Cllr. Abla Gedagbaku Williams, will act as head of the BIN.
The President has, meanwhile, thanked Sister Mary Laurene Browne and members of the Special Commission of Inquiry for effectively undertaking this national duty in a timely manner.
Last Updated (Monday, 28 November 2011 16:07)