The House of Representatives has welcomed the official report from the Liberia National Police (LNP) which expressed a “lack of magnitude” in a complaint filed against Bong County District # 2 Representative Prince Moye on October 8, 2016.
The House assenting reaction to the police report dismissing allegations of statutory rape against Rep. Moye, confirmed Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay’s assertion rejecting the allegation against his colleague, saying it had “political reasons.”
Speaker Nuquay said the “allegation” lacked evidence, and was only intended to taint Prince Moye’s character.
In a press statement issued yesterday by the Press and Public Affairs Bureau, it said the allegation was masterminded by Rep. Moye’s detractors to blackmail, extort and cause him political humiliation.
“The Press and Public Affairs is cautioning the public against false reports against members of the House of Representatives,” the statement said.
“The (Public Affairs) Bureau points out that it is aware that politicians and extortionists will use the forthcoming political season to malign the character of members of the Legislature by using wild allegations.”
On Thursday, November 18, the LNP’s Deputy Commissioner for Press and Public Affairs, Sam Collins, said after careful investigation, police did not find any evidence linking Rep. Moye to the crime.
The report is under the signature of Deputy Commander Toilee Menden of the Women and Children’s Protection Section/RIA Police Detachment and approved by Inspector Janet G. Fanyan, Commander of WACPS.
“Facts and findings and the inconsistent and uncorroborated statements of facts, the Women and Children’s Protection Section of the LNP assigned at the Roberts International Airport office’s investigation at this time is yet to establish probable cause to charge Prince Moye, the alleged perpetrator. Until evidence important and germane to the investigation is established, the allegation/complaint filed last October by Miss Kumba Kollie, the mother of the victim (Ma Mary), is closed in accordance with the LNP SOP Chapter 7 Section 7.5.3.”