Representative Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado County electoral district ten says he welcomes the establishment of war and economic Crimes Court in the country.
Montserrado County electoral district ten Representative Yekeh Kolubah
Representative Kolubah assertion was in respond to a question posed to him by a local talk show host on OK FM 99.5 in Monrovia, June 4, 2018.
Recently, local and international civil society and human rights groups in Liberia and abroad have launched a campaign calling for the establishment of a war and economic crimes court to try people who are alleged of bearing the greater responsibilities of the decade and a half year of war in Liberia.
He is on record for reportedly beating and jailing is biological mother while serving as Police officer during the regime of former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor.
Even though he admitted fighting with Taylor’s NPFL from Gbarnga to Monrovia but did not deny nor confirm committing crimes or crimes against humanity.
Civil society and human rights groups both at home and abroad are yarning for the establishment of a War and economic Crime Court aimed at bringing justice to victims of the civil wars in Liberia.
In 2003, Liberians signed the Accra Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) calling for amongst other things the establishment of a ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC) to allow warlords to face their accusers aimed at healing the wounds inflicted on people during the course of the wars.
Interestingly and frustratingly for Liberians, the recommendations of the TRC were not implemented as expected during the twelve years regime of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Many political observers believe that the call being made by rights groups and civil society organizations for the establishment of war and economic crimes court is seen as one of the major challenges for the Weah’s CDC led government.
Others believe that President Weah is being cut between the scissors and faces a state of dilemma to allow the establishment of a war and economic crime court since it is almost difficult if not impossible for President George M. Weah to send to such court former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County both of whom supported his presidential bid in the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections and other former warlords who are either friends or supported the current Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia.
In another development, Representative Yekeh Kolubah, a Senatorial Hopeful of Montserrado in the pending Senatorial By-Election in Montserrado County has predicted that he is going to be the next senator of the County.
The Montserrado Electoral District # 10 Representative, made the statement Monday, June 4, 2018 when he appeared on a local radio station morning talkshow (OK FM 99.5).
The vacancy was created as a result of the election of former Montserrado County Senator now President of Liberia, George M. Weah.
The former ex-general of the dissolved jailed Liberian President, Charles G. Taylor’s NPFL vowed to defeat current Montserrado District #13 Representative Saah Joseph, candidate of the ruling CDC.