Peace Ambassador George M. Weah has expressed great disappointment in state security's handling of a recent civil matter involving his fellow partisan, Jefferson Korjee.
Korjee was recently arrested by police in connection with the alleged manhandling of one of his fellow Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) partisans.
Gbeh Salinto Montgomery, believed to be one of the party’s youth executives, was reportedly beaten on the grounds of CDC party headquarters in Congo Town.
Police than picked up Korjee, who is the party's Youth League chairman, and sent him to court for prosecution.
CDC last Wednesday failed to secure a US$2,500 bond leaving Korjee to be incarcerated at the Monrovia Central Prison.
Amb. Weah believes that the handling of the situation by police seriously undermines the peace and stability of the state.
The football legend said it came as a "surprise" when he heard about the "poor handling" of the matter by police after Police Director Massaquoi had assured him (Weah) of doing everything possible not to incarcerate or beat anybody involved in the partisan altercation at the CDC headquarters.
"I'm surprised that Korjee spent more than 48 hours in jail. Director Massaquoi told me that this was going to be professionally handled, but I'm really disappointed in the police action," Amb. Weah declared.
Regarding Deputy Police Director for Operations Abraham Kromah's involvement in the case, the CDC leader frowned on the presence of Kromah in the police service.
He described Kromah as a "rebel general" who he said did not need to be in active service because “his presence portrays a damaging image of the police force.”
Amb. Weah wants members of the security apparatus to conduct themselves properly in the discharge of their duties, noting that civil matters must be addressed void of political interference from anywhere within and out of the state.
The Liberian Peace Ambassador made the assertions yesterday when he spoke to the media after the release of his party's Youth League chairman from police detention in Monrovia.
Amb. Weah, a senatorial candidate in the ensuing election urged security officers to step away from their ugly past and fight to foster an enabling environment where the rights of every individual is protected under the law regardless of political affiliation or ethnic background.
Meanwhile, the CDC party has welcomed the indictment of several former and sitting government officials by the Liberia Anti- Corruption Commission for allegedly misapplying millions of United States dollars of government funds intended for development projects. CDC said it is committed to working with any organization which intends to clean the financial system of corruption and corrupt officials for the general good of the Liberian people.