Koijee Provides Additional US$5k Reward In Cllr. Scott’s Case

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Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee, has vowed to provide an additional US$5,000 as reward for anyone who will help the Liberia National Police (LNP) with information regarding the attack on Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott’s residence; Cynthia Quinisier reports.

   Speaking at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP) when he appeared for questioning, Mayor Koijee said the total amount for anyone who will give sensitive information that will help the police with the on-going investigation is US$10,000.

   He said he felt very bad about the girl who died, and it takes him back to 2007 when he was involved with student activism. He said whoever did this act must face justice.

   At the same time, the lawyer of Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee, Cllr Arthur Johnson, said the mayor was invited along with Varlee Telleh, and they gave their side of the story. He stated that the mayor said he does not know anything about it.

   According to him, he believes in professionalism in the police because they have individuals to investigate in the matter.

   Cllr Johnson told journalists that the Liberia National Police (LNP) does not have a suspect yet in the case of Cllr Scott.

   He condemned the attack at the home of Cllr Gloria Musu Scott in the strongest term, stating that those who have any evidence should bring it to the police or other authorities in the security sector.

   Meanwhile, the accused, Varlee Telleh, told reporters at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP) that “the lady you are talking about I don’t know her”.

   According to him, he lives in Brewerville. “From my working area I go home, and I don’t know anything about Counsellor…,” Telleh told the police.

   He said that one of his “brothers” is Sheikh Sackor. “We fought the war together. We have a business together, but things are not good between us. I didn’t know Mayor Koijee before, but he the same person brought me to Koijee, so now he’s spreading lies and linking me to armed robbery case,” Telleh explained.

   Varlee Telleh’s father, Fahnbulleh Telleh, said he knows his son. He works at MCC and is also a children’s teacher at the mosque.

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