AFL Soldier Relieved of Post on Rape Allegation

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The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) High Command has relieved Lieutenant Colonel Nyankun E. Williams of his post as Commandant of the Armed Forces Training Command (AFTC) on allegation of rape.

The AFL High Command has forwarded Lieutenant Colonel Williams to the Military Police to face investigation.

The Military Police will conclude said investigation on 10 May 2021, and submit its findings to the AFL High Command for further actions.

The release was issued on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Monrovia by authority of the Ministry of National Defense.

On April 26, 2021, Sergeant Obento Roberts, presently serving the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in Mali, formally complained Lieutenant Colonel Nyankun E. Williams of having sexual intercourse with his 16 years old daughter.

Meanwhile, Sergeant Obento Roberts has been recalled from the peacekeeping mission to aid the Military Police in the investigation.

The AFL High Command assures the public that all recommendations emanating from the investigation will be fully executed.

At the same time, the AFL is assuring the public that it remains a “Force for Good,” and will not tolerate any act that has the propensity to undermine the integrity of the Armed Forces of Liberia.

However, in recent times, the issue of rape has claimed the attention of both government officials and the entire citizenry.

Alvin Worzi is a Liberian journalist with over seven years of professional experience. For the past few years, he has been engaged in covering land issues, security, education, gender related issues, politics, and agriculture. Mr. Worzi is currently the Assistant Secretary General of the Executive Mansion Press Corps (conglomeration of reporters assigned at the Executive Mansion). Mr. Worzi is a member of the Press Union of Liberia.

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