It Is Damaging For Liberia Amid Death Threats For ECOWAS’ Ambassador

ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, Josephine Nkrumah

A large number of Liberians and others international friends and partners many of whom who spoke to the GNN nearly 72 hours after it was reported that ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, Josephine Nkrumah’s life has been threatened by some unscrupulous individuals is grieved and worrisome for Liberia’s international reputation.

Speaking to the GNN via mobile phones from the United States, and locally, described such situation as grieve, noting that is has the propensity of damaging the international reputation of the country for the life of such high profile ECOWAS official on duty to be threatened, noting that such ugly act will be not be healthy for the country and its people internationally.

Others speaking further called on the Liberian leader, President George M. Weah to publicly extend an apology to ECOWAS leaders, particularly Ambassador Nkrumah, and further bring this individual who is said to have made such threat on the life of this prominent ECOWAS official.

Last week in a widely read social media post, ECOWAS Ambassador Josephine Nkrumah said her life is been threatened by an individual named Bill Carson recently in a Facebook comment via the Costa Show.

In his post, Bill Carson indicated further that he wanted the Monrovia City Mayor to carry the ECOWAS ambassador down six feet in an attempt to draw the international community attention to rights violations and other crimes.

Quoting as saying, Carson said, “I want Jefferson Koijee to send the ECOWAS ambassador six feet: then the international will wake up”.

In a letter dated March 3, 2023, Amb. Nkrumah told the Ministry of Justice that the comment is considered a grave threat on her life and staff of the ECOWAS mission. “Accordingly, I request the Ministry of Justice to take steps in investigating this matter and assure you of my cooperation in this regard. I look forward to your urgent attention to this threat on my life and possible security implications for ECOWAS staff in the resident Representation office in Liberia”, Amb. Nkrumah communication noted.

The ambassador letter was addressed to Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Minister of Justice and also Cc the minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the ECOWAS Commission.

The ECOWAS ambassador alarm of threats on her life is coming at the time when there is a major unresolved murder case involving the former Chief Justice Daughter Charloe Musu. Charloe was murdered in February 22, 2023 and Police is yet to identify and or arrest the perpetrator (s). However, Cllr. Scott and family are requesting the total involvement of the international community to investigate the matter and ensure Justice for the late Charloe.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice is expected to launch an investigation into the threats made against the ECOWAS Resident Representative.

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