Montserrado County District#7 Rep. Solomon George (Coalition for Democratic Change) yesterday appeared before the Monrovia City Court to stand trial on his alleged threat to strip naked an employee of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI).
The CDC lawmaker is facing multiple criminal offenses that include disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and munching.
He admitted to the charges when he was arraigned at the court.
At yesterday’s hearing, Rep. George’s case did not go as scheduled because his legal team appealed for the case to be re-scheduled, which both parties (prosecution and defense) accepted.
After accepting his request, Magistrate Kennedy Peabody immediately allowed Rep. George to go home without securing a criminal appearance bond, on grounds that he was a lawmaker and could not escape the country.
Apart from allowing Rep. George to go home, the court initially did not make him sit along with other accused on the prisoner’s bench.
Police alleged that on October 23, Rep. George entered the building of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) to search for one Mrs. Macactah Wreh Togba, said to be chief inspectorate.
When Rep. George entered the building, the complaint claims, he threatened to beat and naked Mrs. Togba, whom he had accused of beating and having authorized his Administrative Assistant, William Wea, handcuffed.
The CDC lawmaker “aggressively walked into the ministry verbalizing that he will beat and naked Madam Togba.”
After Rep. George did not see Madam Togba he immediately returned to the ground floor where he allegedly destroyed a water cooler, a floor pot, among others.