Court Cites ‘Gen Mary Broh’ For Insults And Attacks

Eldred Wlemongar Thomas

Sheik Kouyateh

The most powerful and confidant of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , Mary T. Broh may go to jail on Friday, August 18, 2017 if allegations leveled against her by  a Liberian, Sheik Kouyateh for allegedly insulting him, and calling him ‘Mandingo Dog’ based on request from the Monrovia City Court.

The Court order is based a complaint filed to it by a Liberian businessman Kouyateh that Madam Broh, Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA) has publicly ordered his flogging, and at the same time called him a ‘Mandingo Dog’.

Both Madam Broh and Kouyateh are expected to appear in court on Friday before the Stipendiary Magistrate Kennedy Peabody, according to the communication in possession of the GNN noted, “Acting upon the order of his honor Kennedy Peabody, Stipendiary Magistrate Monrovia City Court, Temple of Justice you are cited to attend a conference to be held at his temple of justice chambers on Friday, the 18th day of August at 10AM.”

According to the communication, the conference however is predicated upon a complaint brought against you by Mr. Sheik A Kouyateh by his legal counsel, Gongloe & Associates Law firm in connection with the incident of August 10, 2017.

Kouyateh a former Liberian diplomat got into word of words when he had gone to make a follow up on his brother whom he left at the center to pick up his Birth Certificate at the Bureau of Vital Statistics on the Capitol Pass.

The latest alleged action by the GSA Director General Services has been greeted with serious criticisms especially from Mandingoes, the ethnic group Mr. Kouyateh belongs to.

Many Liberians on various Talk shows across the country and also on social media called on the President to dismiss Madam Broh, terming her alleged action been divisive.

Madam Broh has since denied ordering the flogging of Kouyateh and query journalists for not highlighting her achievements through her work at various different government institutions.

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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.