BREAKING NEWS: Police Turned Over Justice Scott, Three Other Suspects to Criminal Court ‘C’

Police providing ‘maximum’ security at the entrance of Criminal Court “C” where the court is currently hearing the complaint filed by Justice Gloria Musu scott and three other defendants. Photo Credit: Rachel T. Saykiamien/K-News

TEMPLE OF JUSTICE, Monrovia – The Liberia National police, in line with the mandate of Criminal Court “C”, has turned over to the court, former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott and three other suspects charged with murder in connection to the death of Charloe Musu.

The drama on Capitol Hill continues to unfold following the Police charges against former Justice Scott and three of her relatives – all of whom are women.

After a prolonged investigation into the death of Justice Scott’s foster daughter, the late Charloe Musu, Police finally charged Justice Scott and her siblings including Rebecca Youdeh Wisner, Gertrude Newton and Alice Johnson with murder, criminal conspiracy and raising false alarm to law enforcement. They spent the night at the police headquarters.

But before they could be sent to court by the police, the three suspects through their lawyers, filed a writ of Habeas corpus before Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice.

The writ of Habeas corpus is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful.

It was filed by defense lawyers on grounds that the defendants are yet to receive a formal charge sheet linking the defendants to the crimes.

The writ of Habeas corpus is seeking the court to declare the action of the police against Justice Scott and the three other defendants as unlawful.

According to the defense, they were not presented with a formal writ of arrest as the law dictates. They noted that the police had placed a call via phone to appear at the LNP headquarters on June 20, 2023.

There, they were arrested and detained at the Police headquarters in Monrovia where they spent the night.

The Court is currently hearing the defendants’ complaint to determine whether their rights were violated by the police.

This is news is breaking and details will follow.

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