Breaking News: Opposition Unity Party Secretary General Mo Ali Arrested

Report reaching outlet has revealed that the Secretary General of the opposition Unity Party has been arrested and charged with terroristic threats against the state after he was invited by the police to answers to questions on his post made recently on social. Despite the intervention of his lawyer, Cllr. Findley Kangar, Ali has been reportedly placed behind bars.

On March 1, 2021, Ali wrote on his Facebook page, “Dear National Elections Commission (NEC), we understand the ploy. But try it and you will see what’s gonna be the end result.”

Again, on March 4, 2021 Ali posted saying “I don’t believe in the integrity of the Supreme Court. Most of the Justices have been corrupted. Justice Nagbe is a hardcore tribalist.”

Following the two social media posts, the home of Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe was attacked with petrol bomb and the National Elections Commission (NEC) were attacked with petrol bombs by unknown individuals.

It was predicated upon the attacks that the Liberia National Police (LNP) invited the UP SG to explain the motives of his posts, but he did not appear until yesterday March 22, 2021.

“This morning Mr. Mo Ali was accompanied by his lawyers and a host of other political actors from the opposition community. We appreciated all those who accompanied him and he was acquainted with the reason while he was wanted by the Police,” Carter said.

He said on March 1, 2021, Ali did a Facebook post threatening the NEC and on March 4 he also wrote on Facebook referring to the Justice in Chamber, Joseph Nagbe as crook and a tribalist.

Speaking to reporters, the lead lawyer of Mo Ali, Cllr. Findley Kangar confirmed the arrest and detention of Mr. Ali, but challenged the action of the police.

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