The NEWS (Monrovia)

Liberia: Ambassador Is Supportive of Liberians

The Association of Liberians based in France has described as "false and fabrication" recent stories published in two local dailies that Liberian Ambassador to France allegedly brutalized a staff at the Embassy.

A press statement issued on Saturday refuted the allegations made by a man who claimed to be the Secretary General of the Liberian Association in France.

The statement, signed by the Association's President Mr. George Carr Nyumah, said the allegation made by Randy Jones is "untrue and intended to create confusion among Liberians residing in France" and also to paint a bad image of the Liberian Ambassador to France, Mr. McKinley Thomas.

Mr. Nyumah also said there was no plan of taking the Ambassador to court or had intention of complaining the Ambassador to the Liberian Government.

Last week, one man claiming to be the Secretary General of the Association of Liberians in France, Randy Jones, accused the Ambassador of allegedly brutalizing a staff at the Embassy in France.

According to a release, Jones is not Secretary General of the Association; rather Octavius Varney is the recognized official. The statement indicated that Randy has never been Secretary General of the Association and was only "impersonating".

The statement also accused Richard Parjloh who was dismissed from the Embassy for alleged unprofessional acts incompatible with his diplomatic status of being one of the architects of these false stories.

The statement said Jones is not a member of the Association and was issuing such release at his own will. The release said contrary to what was said by Jones, Ambassador Thomas was rather seeking the welfare of Liberians in France and even made financial contributions towards hosting programs for Liberians in that country.

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