Former Truth and Reconciliation Commission or TRC Chairman Cllr. Jerome Verdier has lost custody of his two children in a US court, reports, the Star, a local US daily.
Magistrate Anthony Mwicigi ruled that Cllr. Verdier took the children away from their biological mother illegally. Verdier, is said to had released a damaging report on senior government officials in which he said his life is in danger.
He said several incidents that took place in Liberia to demonstrate how his life has been threatened and why he sought refuge in America. Verdier said his wife has been colluding with the Liberian government to 'get' him.
He said the children were moved because, "the Liberian government has a tradition of eliminating your family if they cannot get to you. That is why I believed it was not safe for the children to go back to Liberia with their mother."
However, Mwicigi said the issues raised were not supported by enough evidence to prove that the life of the children is under threat from the government. He said the children know Liberia as home and they must be released to their mother immediately.