Minister Dean Refutes Claims Ministry of Justice Refusing to Charge Justice Gloria Musu-Scott, Family for Daughter’s Death
MONROVIA – Liberia’s Justice Minister and Attorney General, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean has debunked reports circulating on social media that the Ministry is refusing to charge family members with the death of Charloe Musu.
Charloe Musu was the daughter of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott who died in February of this year.
In a communication dated April 20, the Minister noted that there has been no formal report from the Liberia National Police (LNP) linking Justice Scott and her family with the crime.
“As it stands, up to and including this moment, same being Thursday, April 20, 2023, 9: 00 a.m., the Ministry of Justice is yet to receive a written report from the Liberia National Police,” he said.
Upon receiving a report from the investigation conducted by the Liberia National Police, he promised that the Ministry of Justice will peruse it and “the proper and appropriate decision shall be made based on the evidence.”
The Attorney general of Liberia noted that his job is to procure the proper evidence to charge, and conduct or prosecute a person charged with a crime in order to defend in a court proceeding; noting that the Ministry is required to institute all legal proceedings necessary for law enforcement.
In February, Charloe Musu, a graduating senior of the Smythe Institute of Science and Technology, and daughter of the former Chief Justice was stabbed multiple times which led to her death. Another family member was also stabbed but survived.
The incident occurred at around 9-10 pm at the home of Cllr Scott in Brewerville, Virginia.
Following the incident, the Liberia National Police (LNP) launched an investigation. They invited several people including those that were in Justice Scott’s home the night the incident happened. But since then, the police are yet to release their findings.