Liberia’s justice system still lags in dispensing justice for victims of sexual assaults. At the recent launch of the HeForShe campaign in Monrovia, Vice President Joseph Boakai publicly announced that women lacked access to justice and rule of law. Rape cases are on the rise in Liberia, with many perpetrators going free without prosecution.
Liberia National Police authorities are currently investigating the son of Liberia’s Defense Minister, Mark Samukai, for illegal possession of a firearm from a case dating back a month ago.
The Pro Tem of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zulu Jallah, has called all citizens of the country to remain focused on peace and security as the United Nations Mission in Liberia draws down its security force in the country.
Two officers of the Liberia National Police have been arrested and are undergoing investigation for their alleged involvement in the rape of a 16-year-old female in Southeastern Maryland County.
The Liberia National Police says it has arrested three ex-generals of the defunct Movement for Democracy in Liberia on May 16. They are being accused of mobilizing former combatants in Southeastern River Gee.
Officers of the Liberian National Police have been accused of opening fire on peaceful coal burners leading to one person sustaining severe injuries in the Mount Barclay community, outside Monrovia.
The Liberian government continues to assure Liberians of its commitment to security in the wake of the United Nations Mission in Liberia drawdown.
At least four Ivorians and two Burkinabe are in the custody of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization for illegally entering Liberia through a Grand Gedeh border.