Addressing a press conference yesterday at her Stella Maris Polytechnic office, Sister Laurene stated that their main focus for the addendum to their first report that triggered the resignation of former Police Inspector General Marc Amblard would be to discover the origins of the gun wounds and “thereby bring the alleged perpetrators to justice.”
She said to look at the additional piece of information her Commission is being aided by local and international experts. According to her, this mandate was an attempt by the President to ensure the implementation of one of her Commission’s recommendations made, when they submitted initial report, two weeks after they had been asked by President Sirleaf to investigate what happened on that November day.
Sis. Mary Laurene refused to go into details, especially about the international expert. But someone close to the five-person Commission told the Observer that the Caucasian seen along with the Commissioners during the press conference is a United States Department of Justice employee sent to help the Commission carry out the investigation. It is also said that he’s an FBI agent; but these speculations could not be verified by the Daily Observer.
It may be recalled that President Sirleaf asked Sister Mary Laurene Brown’s Special Independent Commission of Inquiry to reopen its investigation into the November 7 riot as the Minister of Justice, Cllr. Christiana Tah, who made the pronouncement said new pieces of evidence had emerged.
Sis. Laurene said their new mandate would take them up to the first week in March to submit their addition to the first report, which had been sent to President Sirleaf.