-Threatens To File Two Bill, For Speedy Trail Of His Client
A Liberian lawyer, Cllr. Arthur Tamba Johnson is calling on the Ministry of Justice to prosecute his client, Johnetta Pinky Abu consistent with the laws of Liberia.
Suspect Abu is accused of allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, Morris Johnson with a kitchen knife in their SKD Sport Complex residence in Paynesville that later led to his death in June of this year.
She had since been charged with murder and later indicted by the government of Liberia during the August term of court, but is yet to face trial.
Speaking with Judicial Reporters at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, Cllr. Johnson said his demand for speedy trial is consistent with Article 2 (f) of the Liberian Constitution.
The Liberian criminal lawyer claimed that early trial is a right as provided under the Constitution of Liberia and as such, he would file two separate applications to the court, a motion for speedy trial and a motion to be admitted to Bill.
Cllr. Johnson impending application is in line with Chapter 13, section 13.1 of the criminal procedure law of Liberia.
“We believe that the incarceration of madam Johnetta Pinky Abu without due process of speedy trial is a violation of her constitutional rights under the law and for this reason, we are calling on the Ministry of Justice who has authority over the police that was rushing to have the girl jailed,” he said.
Cllr. Johnson further indicated that the presumption of the allegation is not great and the prove is evidenced as to the murder accused of.
“We want our day in court to prove the innocent of our client. The law provides that when a person is accused of a criminal offense,” he added.