As Court Orders Arrest Of EFFL C-I-C, Others, Gonqueh Claims Gov’t Has Violated Their Constitutional Rights

As the Stipendiary Magistrate of the Monrovia City Court, Judge Jomah Jallah has ordered the arrest of the Commender-In-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL), Emmanuel Gonqueh, and others for terroristic threats, simple assault, felonious restraint, and disorderly conduct, the EFFL head has taken to the social media noting that the Government of Liberia has violated their constitutional rights.

Below is the EFFL’s boss social media post:

“We read through this Court document on social media announcing our arrest for legally acting on behalf of the Liberian people. The Government of Liberia without any conscience or respect for our constitution distributed $30k criminally to our Lawmakers while our people die from Covid-19 and poverty.

The Legislature and the Executive without any respect for ending the culture of impunity and promoting transparency in Liberia pre-arranged a strategy to undermine the establishment of War and Economic Crime Court by signing a resolution to implement a bogus proposal calling for the establishment of Transitional Justice Commission. We protested against these constitutional violations and today, the Government of Liberia is pursuing our arrest. We are not scare of criminals and we will make ourselves available on Monday at the Court alongside our Lawyers.

Join us at the Court on Monday by 9am.

The Lion King!”, posted added

But in the writ of arrest, a copy in the possession of GNN-Liberia, Gonqueh and others are been charged with Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault, Felonious Restraint, and Disorderly Conduct, adding. “You are hereby commanded to arrest the living bodies of Emmanuel Conqueh and others to be identified, and forthwith bring them before the Monrovia City Court, Temple of Justice to answer to the charge of terroristic threats, simple assault, felonious restraint, and disorderly conduct.” The writ reads.

The writ is issued based upon a complaint of the Republic of Liberia by & thru the Ministry of Justice.

The Writ stated that during July 21, 2021, at about 5:30 AM, in the area of the capitol hill/capital bypass, city of Monrovia, Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia, Gonqueh, and others being a group dressed in red T-shirts said to have come from the economic Freedom fighters headed by Gonqueh went on the premises of the Capitol Building and purposely with violence Attacked the gate of the Capitol Building opposite the Executive Mansion.

Accordingly, it is alleged that members of the EFFL beat and inflicted wounds and injuries on the security guards of the legislative security service assigned at the capitol.

The Ministry of Justice alleges that the EFFL rained insults publicly and intentionally broke the lock before installing their own chains with locks with the intent to terrorize the public, staff, and employee’s threat.

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