EFF Leaders Arrested and Sent to Prison

Emmanuel Gonquoi and two other leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters were on Monday, August 9 2021 apprehended and sent to jail at the Monrovia Central Prison by The Monrovia City Court on charges of terroristic threat, simple assault, felonious restraint and disorderly conduct.

The arrest and subsequent detention of Gonquoi and his men, came weeks after they locked the main entrances of the capitol, demanding legislators to return the U.S.
$30-thousand dollars given each of them as legislative engagement funds.

The court document also accuses the members of the EFF of inflicting wounds on the security guards assigned to the Capitol building during their violent demonstration.

While the alleged crimes are billable under the laws, the three EFF leaders were unable to obtain valid bail in the presence of their lawyers.
However, Monrovia City Court Judge Jomah Jallah has demanded a bond be filed in order to secure the temporary release of Mr Emmanuel Gonquoi and his EFF members from prison.

The court acted on the oath and complaint of the Liberian government through the Ministry of Justice.

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