Leader of economic freedom fighters at risk of arrest

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By Bridgett Milton

House Sergeant-at-Arms General Martin Johnson has called for the arrest of Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia pressure group leader Emmanuel Gonquoi.

Speaking to this newspaper by mobile phone on Wednesday July 28, 2021, General Johnson said his call came following an alleged siege of the Capitol on Thursday July 22 by Mr. Gonquoi, thus locking the two entrances to the building, something he called a terrorist act.

According to General Johnson, early last Thursday morning he received a call from officers of the Legislative Security Service indicating that men dressed in red and black led by Gonquoi had gone to lock the door of the Capitol and when the call was passed for reinforcements. , they fled the scene.

When asked if he contacted the police, the sergeant-at-arms said he called police 105, but was told to call the Inspector General of Police instead. , Colonel Patrick Sudue, revealing that he was preparing a written complaint to the police because it is an order.

Last Thursday, the leader of the Fighters for Economic Freedom Emmanuel Gonquoi and a few members of his group stormed the Legislative Assembly at dawn, calling on lawmakers to return US $ 30,000 they received for pledges. legislative.

EFFL members then locked the main entrance to the Legislative Assembly for a short time and then escaped following intervention by the Liberian National Police. Editing by Jonathan Browne


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