Women Group Angered Over Justice For Jessica Lloyd


A group of Liberian women with fierce justice-anger for Jessica Lloyd’s attempted murder case, marched and protested at the Temple of Justice, demanding that the government prosecutes Lucas Richard for attempted murder; writes Ojuku Silver-tongue Kangar, Jr.

   Lucas Richard, an American missionary, was arrested recently by the Liberia National Police (LNP) and charged for attempted murder on Lloyd’s life.

   Though he is remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison, but a patriotic group of women, “We Are Talking Positive Things”, which protested and assembled at the Temple of Justice, are demanding that the government provides a speedy trial of the case.

   The dozens of women, who marched on the ground of the Ministry of Justice in demand of justice for Lloyd and victims of abuse, said that Liberia is a country of law and not a land of slaughtering innocent people, especially a daughter of the soil.

   Venting their anger verbally, the group, “We Are Talking Positive Things”, told journalists that their struggle for Justice for Jessica and others is a result of the government alleged failure to investigate perpetrators of violence against women in Liberia.

   Tesi Miss Tesi, a Liberian advocate based in the US, and Montserrado County’s district #8 Representative-Candidate, Rufus Neufville, were the heads for the women group.

   The women, in whose faces were the direst quest for Lloyd’s justice, gathered at the Ministry of Justice, as Cllr. Nyanati Tuan, Solicitor General of Liberia, assured them that American missionary Richard will be indicted and subsequently prosecuted in November this year.

   In a related development, the women group thanked all who turned out and contributed to the advocacy.

   During a recent protest by diaspora Liberian women in the United States of America, who gathered in front of the Creekside Church, they demanded for justice in the Lloyd case.

   The diaspora women said that Richard, being an American missionary, does not have the right to attempt slitting the throat of a Liberian woman, with whom he has a relationship.

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