Child Rights advocate Abraham Keita, Others Demand Justice for Kingsville #7 Shooting Victims


Several campaigners of Justice led by Child Rights advocate Abraham Keita today stormed the headquarters of the Liberia National Police in demand of Justice for the death of a child in Kingsville #7, Montserrado County. The minor identified as Abraham Tumay was pronounced dead at the Firestone Du-side Hospital after sustaining skull fracture and brain damage as a result of gunshot as reported by medical practitioners during the protest. The residents had gather to protest against the killing of two minors by unknown people in the district. The young advocates for Justice held placards with inscriptions

“the police is not above the law, prosecute the shooters”

Making the case at the Headquarters of the LNP on Tuesday on behalf of the group child rights advocate and Noble Peace Laureate Abraham Keita frowned at the LNP for the shooting that led to the death of one person. Keita wants speedy prosecution of those involved in killing saga. He termed the alleged act as unfortunate noting that Liberia cannot be transformed if untrained men in the security sector will continue to perpetrate violence against taxpayers and walk with impunity. He alleged that the LNP under the watch of Col. Patrick Sudue has over the period recruited former combatants and ex-generals, a situation that according to him is one of the many factors responsible for Kingsville incident.

Meanwhile, an aggrieved resident of Montserrado district #1 Joseph Nimely told KMTV News Today, that the people of Kingsville will not participate in the up-coming senatorial by-election in Montserrado if Justice is not rendered. He told this station that the people of the community are resolved in boycotting the election if nothing is done to bring peace to the family and the community dwellers. Nimely at the same cautioned government not to see protesters as opposition but Citizens of the Country.

In response, Liberia National Police Deputy Inspector General for operations Marvin Sackor assured Keita and team of Justice. He said the LNP will have no stone unturned in the its investigation and subsequent prosecution of anyone found culpable.