Costa Condemns the Arrest and Imprisonment of Gonguoi and Associates

The Chairman of the Council of Patriots, Henry Costa has condemned the arrest and imprisonment of Emmanuel Gonguoi and his colleagues.

Mr. Costa, in a release, described the arrest and detention of the civil society actors as an abuse of power, adding that the government’s action validates many accusations that it is kleptocratic.

EFFL’s Commander In Chief, alongside two other members of the organization, was on Monday arrested on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, felonious restraint and disorderly conduct and incarcerated at the Monrovia Central Prison.

The three individuals were arrested following their recent forceful locking of the entrances of the Liberian capitol, demanding lawmakers to return the US $30,000 recently dished out among them for legislative engagement purposes.

Meanwhile, following a night at the Monrovia Central Prison, the Commander In Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia, alongside two other members of the pressure group, has been released.

Emmanuel Gonguoi and others were set free by their Lawyer, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe who refused to disclose the basis of his clients’ release.

However, another lawyer representing the three individuals, Cllr. Findley Kangar on Monday mentioned attempting to secure a bond to release his clients.

Speaking to News men following his release Tuesday, Emmanuel Gonguoi said he does not regret the action that landed him and his colleagues in jail.

Mr. Gonguoi maintained that the EFFL would continue to speak and fight against bad governance in Liberia.

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