25 October 2017

Liberia: 'Thugs', Lawmaker Storm Commerce Ministry

A group of thugs led by Montserrado County district #7 representative Solomon George disrupted normal working activities at the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 when he and his men stormed the Ministry.

Rep. George and his violent men forcefully entered the ministry to revenge the alleged flogging of one of his guards.

George was recently re-elected as representative of Montserrado County District # 7.

According eyewitnesses, George's personal guard, whose name was not disclosed, was allegedly manhandled by a female official of the Ministry of Commerce during a political debate at the Ministry on Monday.

The guard was reportedly handcuffed and taken to a nearby police station.

The reported act angered Rep. George, who according to eyewitnesses stormed the ministry in retaliation.

The situation attracted armed police officers at the Ministry of Commerce.

According to our reporter, the ministry which was closed on Tuesday is being protected by officers of the Police Support Unit.

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