22 August 2008

Liberia: Prince Johnson Wants Investigation

The Chairman on the Senate Standing Committee on National Defense, Prince Youdu Johnson, is calling for an immediate investigation into the saga between the Minister of Defense, Mr. Browne J. Samukai and the Comptroller General of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Peter Boaker.

Senator Johnson made the disclosure at the Capitol Building yesterday in a brief interview with Journalists.

Speaking further, Chairman Johnson said the allegation to drag the Comptroller of the Ministry of Finance is a sign of alleged abuse of power and that the situation needs an expeditious investigation.

He then warned that people should not use national army to dehumanize citizens for selfish motives.

Senator Johnson further stated that soldiers should not take illegal orders from leaders.

It can be recalled that early this week the Comptroller General of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. Peter Boaker complained that the Minister of Defense, Mr. Browne Samukai, ordered some soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to drag him (Boaker) to Minister Samukai's office on Benson Street.

This action led to Minister Samukai denouncing Boaker's allegation and said that he never ordered anyone to drag the Comptroller to his office.

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