The Liberia Female Law Enforcement Association (LIFEA) has strongly condemned the alleged mal-handling, insulting and physical assault mounted against traffic female police officer, Beauty A. Mulbah.
Speaking to newsmen Thursday, September 25, LIFEA media consultant Lawrence M. Fahnbulleh, said it was very sad for and Assistant Minister to assault officer Mulbah while discharging her national duty.
Fahnbulleh stated that while the government is encouraging the recruitment and involvement of females in the security sector, the act by the assistant minister has the propensity to undermine this effort.
“We do not need any form of assault on any officers, including male in order to encourage more people. We must continue to encourage people who are helping to protect lives and properties.”
He lauded the Liberia National Police (LNP) for the timely investigation into the matter.
Assistant Min. Krah, according to the police, assaulted the traffic officer when she requested the documents of the vehicle he was operating, “at which time he refused on grounds that he was rushing for a meeting.”
LIFEA is calling on the Ministry of Gender and Development, the Female Lawyers Association of Liberia and all meaning Liberians to join not only condemning but to leave no stone unturned in pursing this matter to its logical conclusion.
The incident which occurred at the intersection of Board and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, Tuesday, September 23, drew several onlookers as the Asst. Minister Krah was heard shouting that “noting will come out of his action,” according to the police.
Meanwhile, the police said, Asst. Min. Krah told police investigators that he regretted his action and pleaded for mercy, stressing that he was misled by the devil to flog the officer.