Mike Jabateh Under Probe For Threatening Chief Justice

Police spokesman H. Moses Carter has confirmed that controversial Liberian journalist-turned politician Mike Jabateh has appeared for probe after threatening to kill Chief Justice Francis Korkpor.

On Monday, April 26, 2021 Carter could not confirm or deny whether he was in detention but said the lawyers of Jabateh would sign for him in order to appear  whenever requested for further investigation.

Scores of supporters of Jabateh were seen at the headquarters of the Liberia National (LNP) and bitter in war of words with police officers.

The police invited Jabateh for questioning in relations to a social media video footage wherein threats were directed to the life of the Chief Justice.

Jabateh’s invitation was aimed at understanding the intent of his statement and how such statement could endanger the life of the Chief Justice of Liberia.

It can be recalled while addressing the press on behalf of some aggrieved citizens of Ganta, Nimba County, who got affected from a court’s eviction ruling, Jabateh was heard indicating that if anything should happen to any member of the Mandingo ethnic group, he would personally take away the life of Chief Justice Korkpor.

The police assured the public that the fundamental rights of Jabateh to legal representation throughout the investigation and other Miranda rights will be duly observed while he faces questioning from LNP investigators.

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