Justice Minister Cllr. Frank Musah Dean has clarified claims of an arrest warrant for political talk show host Henry Costa.
“There is no writ of arrest from the Court and the Ministry of Justice has not given any such order of arrest,” Minister Dean told a local News agency.
It can be recalled on Thursday November 14, 2019 at the Ministry of Information regular news conference, Deputy information Minister Eugene Fahngon informed Journalists that Mr. Costa would be arrested upon his return to the Country on 19 December.
He is quoted as saying, “as there was a writ of search and seizure at Mr. Costa’s Radio Station( Roots Fm), there was also a writ to have him arrested upon his return to the Country”, noting that no one is above the law, the same way he was arrested and send to jail, similar thing through the legal process will be followed for Costa and others who will come in conflict with the laws of the Land.
The controversial Deputy Information Minister further warned Liberians especially supporters of Costa not to be caught preventing the arrest of Costa as doing so would be punishable by law.
“Any attempt by anyone to obstruct Justice, he/ she will face Justice”, he said.
Many Liberians including CDcians have attributed the two officials of government irreconcilable statements to some internal wrangling within the government, mentioning that it has the ability to undermine good governance.
According to Costa the Statement by the Deputy Information Minister Fahngon warrant his dismissal.
Moreover, he pointed out that the conflicting accounts by the two senior Government officials is scaring and sends out a negative signal about the Country’s security to the globe especially some Liberians who are in the diaspora and may have plans to return to their Motherland for the Christmas Season but may be in doubt due to his current situation.
The political commentator therefore maintained that Liberia is not safe for him as such he will not return home as previously planned.
Despite the economic situation facing the nation and its People, Liberia is safe and secure as the people are currently enjoying an uninterrupted over fifteen years of peace and there is no need to panic, said a senior Government official.