For Alleged Rape Allegation, Lawmaker Threatens ‘Child Rights Advocate’, Abraham Keita With Lawsuit

Child Rights Advocate, Abraham Keita (Being threatened by a sitting lawmaker for advocating for the rights of a child rape victim)

Following a protest action by some group of children in defense of a 14-year-old who was allegedly raped by a lawmaker, Morias Willie of Grand Gedeh County, the leader of the group, Child Rights Advocate, Abraham Keita has been threatened with lawsuit by the lawmaker.

The group mainly composed of children including students marched on Capitol Hill to call on the Speaker of the House of Representative, Emmanual Nuquay and his colleagues to bring to justice their colleague, Grand Gedeh County Representative Morias Willie who has been accused of raped.

According to the report, the Grand Gedeh lawmaker allegedly raped his 14-year-old niece (Name withheld) since last year and up to date nothing has been heard, a situation that gave rise to the protest action of the youth group.

During their protest at the Capitol, a representative of Speaker Nuquay who addressed the youth group assured them of the House’s intervention into the alleged action on the part of their colleague in a ‘shortest possible’ time.

But for his part, the Grand Gedeh lawmaker threatened to file a lawsuit against the Liberian Child Rights Advocate, noting that the Child Right Advocate has brought his reputation to public disgrace, adding, “My lawyers are preparing the appropriate legal instrument which will subsequently lead to the arrest of Abraham Keita for damaging my reputation,” Representative Willie told a local radio station.

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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.