Liberia National Police (LNP) through its Spokesman, Mr. Sam Collins, has said that the LNP wants to begin an investigation into allegation that some prominent Liberians were planning to assassinate President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
To begin its investigation, Mr. Collins disclosed, the LNP has invited the Chairman of the Youth League of the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Mr. Jefferson Koijee, who made the allegation.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the LNP Headquarters on Capitol Hill, Monrovia, the police spokesman further disclosed that Mr. Koijee can be of great help in the police investigation.
He said the decision of the LNP to invite Mr. Koijee is predicated on his (Koijee) recent statement in which he alleged that some prominent Liberians were planning to assassinate the Liberian leader.
"The Liberia National Police under the Directorship of Chris Massaquoi and with the consent of the Attorney General of Liberia has extended an invitation to the chairman of the youth league of the CDC, Mr. Jefferson Koijee to make himself available to the police, either at the headquarters of the LNP or any of its depots or stations.
Our invitation to him is predicated on his statement delivered October 2, in which he named some prominent individuals of planning to assassinate the President of the Republic," said Mr. Collins at the press conference.
"We also call on Mr. Koijee to cooperate with the LNP. This is an invitation extended him because he is an individual of interest to the police," he among other things added.
It can be recalled that recently, the youth league chairman of the CDC appeared on a phone-in-show on a local radio station and boasted that he was in possession of evidence that some individuals who want to assassinate the President.
The statement by the CDC's youth league chairman, which has since raised eyebrows, was subsequently broadcast on other local radio stations, and published in some major dailies. But he is yet to provide any evidence which he claimed was in his possession.
In fact, he has not even spoken on the matter since he made the allegation and that he has not also made any public statement or seen in the public.
There are reports that he has gone into hidden supposedly because he does not have the evidence to prove his allegation.