After failing to secure a US$2,500 bond, the Monrovia City Court Wednesday, November 5, forwarded Jefferson T. Korjee to the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial. Korjee is the National Youth Chairman of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), whose political leader is Amb. George M. Weah. The bond would have prevented Korjee from going to jail.
It all started when Korjee’s lawyers and executive members of the party including Representatives Acarous Gray and Thomas Fallah of Montserrado County Districts 8 and 5 respectively, found it difficult to raise the money immediately. Their delay prompted Magistrate James Dudu to order Korjee’s detention.
Korjee was charged with the commission of the crimes of aggravated assault and kidnapping by the Liberia National Police (LNP), based on a complaint from one Gbeh Salinto Montgomery.
Montgomery, believed to be the deputy national secretary for youth affairs of the CDC, claimed he was stripped and flogged by Korjee and another CDC executive, Mulbah Morlu. He alleged that the beating caused him several bodily wounds.
According to Montgomery, the incident happened on October 21, at the CDC party headquarters, during one of their meetings. He further alleged that the men harmed him because of his support for the party’s former chairman, Mr. George Solo.
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