(LINA) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Francis S. Korkpor, has ordered the incarceration at the Monrovia Central Prison of Roberts International Airport (RIA) security officer Levi Johnson for “rude and unprovoked insult and disrespect” against Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh.
On Saturday, March 28, a writ of summons was issued against Johnson for disrespect against Justice Yuoh.
According to the charge sheet, Justice Yuoh, who had gone to the RIA to receive a family member, decided to use the bathroom but was forcefully evicted from the bathroom by officer Johnson, who told her (Justice Yuoh) not to use the facility because the Airport was expecting visitors from Djibouti.
Justice Korkpor, in his ruling Wednesday, said the security officer’s behavior towards the Supreme Court Justice was “very rude and disrespectful,” noting that even after Justice Yuoh identified herself as one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, he still refused to allow her use the bathroom.
“Indeed, she was badly treated by him and must face the penalty for his action against the Justice,” said Korkpor.
He emphasized that the treatment to which Justice Yuoh was subjected was “wrong and disrespectful.”
Meanwhile, Justice Korkpor ordered the Clerk of Court to prepare a commitment and submit same to the Sheriff to be served on prison authorities ordering Johnson’s immediate incarceration for one week.