President Weah Troubled By ‘Rape’ Incidence At Liberian Mission in Abuja

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill has disclosed that the alleged sexual abuse of a seven year-old daughter of a Liberian diplomat has drawn the attention of President George Manneh Weah.

According to Minister McGill, the President has therefore instructed Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwell Kemayah and Justice Minister Musa Dean to address the alleged sexual abuse that reportedly occurred on the premises of the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He made the disclosure recently when he appeared on the Spoon Talk conversation in Monrovia.

“This has drawn the attention of the President. The President doesn’t take the issue of rape lightly, so the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice will speak to the public very shortly”, the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs said recently on the Spoon Talk December 28, 2021 Edition.

Speaking further on the sexual abuse situation at the Liberian foreign mission in Abuja, Minister McGill added, “That rape issue is a very serious issue. The President is very serious about that.”

It can be recalled that the Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Nat Bayjay recently held a press conference in Monrovia in which he raised a red flag, accusing the Government of ignoring the health condition and plight of his sexually abused seven years old daughter. Calling on President Weah for his personal attention, Bayjay accused both Ambassador Al-Hassan Conteh and some ambassadors-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for covering up the incidence.

However, the Liberian Embassy in Abuja issued a statement two days after Bayjay’s press conference. The embassy’s statement, among others, said it had conducted preliminary investigations into the rape allegation with findings sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Keen on what it termed as “libelous utterances and cunningly crafted shenanigans” against the Ambassador’s ‘hard earned reputation, the Embassy stated it wouldn’t further comment on the matter as it’s already before the Juvenile Court awaiting trial.

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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.

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