The National Security and Good Governance Committees of the House of Representatives have opened an investigation into an alleged traffic violation involving Deputy Police Director Abraham Kromah.
Kromah’s probe was prompted by a mandate from the plenary of the House requesting the Committees to investigate the Deputy Police Chief and report their findings to plenary in one week.
The Joint Committees have a mandate to investigate Kromah, (102) of the Police over an incident of alleged traffic violation wherein he allegedly crossed his official vehicle in front of a 48-year-old man, Victor Johnson, who was reported to have been riding a motorcycle in Monrovia.
Kromah’s action led to the victim breaking his two legs and sustaining other major injuries.
According to a communication addressed to plenary in Monrovia last Friday, Montserrado County Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood narrated that the accident has left Johnson, a father of four, bed ridden at home, requiring assistance with bodily functions.
In the communication which prompted plenary’s mandate, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmaker asserted; “If this incident were true, it is not only disheartening but also a disgrace to our law enforcement.”
However, Madam Munah Pelham-Youngblood maintained that the incident involving Kromah and the allegation of “brutality” is not the first, and as such, lawmakers must take action immediately to arrest the situation and protect the masses.
Such conduct is not needed in our already fragile society, the District #9 representative pointed out.
According to the victim, Kromah intentionally ordered his driver to hit him while he was riding on the back of a motorcycle.
However, Kromah has denied the victim’s claim, adding; “I know Johnson well and so I will do nothing to harm him.”
His account is that, “The motorcyclist dropped his bike and ran in fear upon seeing my car, as most violators do. My driver, mistakenly rolled over him,” Kromah said.
On the other hand, Johnson dismissed the police claim, adding; “AB rolled his vehicle over me after the motorcyclist stopped for a little over five minutes, before putting his bike engine into motion.”
Meanwhile, the victim’s wife, Madam Ellen K. Johnson, wants philanthropists, NGOs and other well-meaning people to come to the aid of her husband to enable him to seek medical treatment outside Liberia as “JFK Hospital in Monrovia forcibly discharged him even when it is known to doctors there that my husband is still in severe pain.”