Angry protester at the Temple of Justice

Madam Mary Broh, the director general of the General Services Agency (GSA) yesterday escaped assault at the Temple of Justice when she was confronted by a furious mob protesting the omission of her name from the “Simple Assault” charge brought on two of her bodyguards at the Monrovia City Court.

Madam Broh’s appearance was as a result of a complaint Sheikh A. Kouyateh filed to the court alleging that it was Madam Broh who authorized his bodyguards to flog him at the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Monrovia. But her name was not on the charge sheet that contained the names of the three bodyguards.

The drama started when Kouyateh’s lawyer realized that the police charge sheet on which Timothy S. Synenka and Emmanuel D. Freeman were charged with simple assault did not have Madam Broh’s name on it, prompting him to ask for the inclusion of her name.

Protesters demanded that Mary Broh’s name be included on the charge sheet yesterday.

It was based on that request the court decided to invite Madam Broh to a conference to establish if there was a cause to include her on the list as accused.

While outside the courtroom on her way to attend the conference in the office of Magistrate Kennedy Peabody, a group of people believed to be supporters of Kouyateh stormed the Temple of Justice and demanding the inclusion of Madam Broh on the charge sheet.

The group attempted to enter the premises of the Temple of Justice to make sure that Madam Broh’s name was included on the list of the accused, but was prevented by officers of the Liberia National Police and bailiffs.

As a result, Madam Broh was kept in the office of Magistrate Peabody for hours before the officers managed to take her away. No arrest was made yesterday by the police.

Meanwhile, Madam Broh is scheduled to reappear on Monday, August 28.

On August 10 at the Bureau of Vital Statistics, court records alleged, Timothy S. Synenka and Emmanuel D. Freeman jumped on Kouyateh and inflicted pains and injuries on his body.

The alleged act by the defendants is unlawful, wicked and it violates Section 14.21 of the New Penal Law of the Republic and crime herein defendants did and commit, the record said.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. If the Sheikh; in any way, was aggressive towards Madame Broh, it was only appropriate that Mme . Broh’s Body Guards stepped in to protect her. There are certain values expected of a Sheikh. *The Sheikh should be “HUMBLE”; not aggressive with anyone, needless to say a woman-Mme. Broh. The Sheikh behaved like a BULLY.

  2. I wonder who is paying these protestors. They are the same ones who cannot lift a finger to remove dirt from the streets. We are behind Mary Broh. Clean things up, sweep it clean and do not be afraid of the noise or the wind. These protestors will soon get tired and ned another bag of rice and it will continue. Instead of signs, let them go pick up broom and work.

  3. Sir, were you there on the scene when this incident occurred? If so, then make yourself available to testify as a witness and stop taking side in this matter. This is not the first time that Madam has been implicated in incident like this. She does not need any bodyguards. This is where the misuse of power and authority take place. Individuals occupying public offices should be very careful on how to treat ordinary citizen like Mr. Sheikh.

    • EFT; You mean the guy is not a Sheikh? No wonder! He was so rude to Mme. Broh. Tell him, to behave himself; act like a “GENTLEMAN”. You will be treated like a “GENTLEMAN” No Sheikh will treat a lady with such an aggressive behavior. As a matter of fact, Mr.Sheikh… should apologize to Mme. Broh and the Mandingo Community. He created the whole commotions. He dishonored himself and the whole Mandingo Community. What a Shame! Nothing Further!!

  4. I can’t believed the above first two responders are actually saying it’s ok for Ms. Broh to assault another citizen.
    The fact is Ms. Broh assaulted one of our citizens and we all should be concerned. When Doe started killing Nimba citizen one at time, we said it was not me so I didn’t care.
    Same with Taylor.

    • Some of our people are hard headed. These protestors are the same people peepeeing and puupuuing on the streets. Ignorance is bad. They yelling but they are the same people sleeping in the graveyard and taking drugs. Where were the protestors when some senators went against the law? Why are these people not yelling for the NOCAL oil money to be accounted for? Mary, stay strong. Teach them a lesson. The sheik put his finger in your face, you should have cut it off. Too much freedom making these people crazy.

    • J.B; What’s your definition of an assault? I and others wonder. MB, was the one being assaulted. Any moves by her, could have been defensive. After all, it was this Mr. Sheikh… who INVADED Mme. Broh’s work place. Come on, Get Real!

  5. THE FACTS HAVE TO CLEARLY SHOW, FIRSTLY, WHAT MANNER OF “SIMPLE ASSAULT” OCCURRED? WAS IT A SIMPLE ASSAULT WHICH OCCURED IN AN ATTEMPT TO INSTITUTE “RESTRAINT” IN PREVENTING AN ASSAULT OR HARM AGAINST MADAM BROH? SECONDLY, DID SHE ACTUALLY ORDER HIS “FLOGGING” (MORE CRIMINALLY CONCERT THAN MERE SIMPLE ASSAULT)? ARE THERE ANY OTHER WITNESSES WHO WERE PRESENT IN BROH’S OFFICE AT THE TIME? “POINTING ONES FINGER” IN A PERSON’S FACE CAN BE AND IS PROVOCATION AND SUFFICIENT TO AMOUNT TO “DISORDERLY CONDUCT,” ASSAULT, BATTERY, ETC. ANY ATTEMPT AT PREVENTING SUCH AN OCCURRENCE MAY BE LAWFUL.

  6. we understand that Liberians are actually hard headed. Let wait for the verdict to prove if Mary Broh is guilty. Please don’t allow people to use you to demonstrate. When the trouble starts they will retreat from you guys. Mary Broh is the right person for Liberians

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