The Liberia National Police (LNP) yesterday charged Nyenatu Gaye, the son of Grand Gedeh County Senator Alphonso Gaye, with multiple crimes including simple assault and subsequently sent him to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.
Defendant Gaye was also charged with disorderly conduct, menacing and criminal mischief, for which bail is permissible.
The defendant reportedly threatened to kill a lady identified as Kumba Bundor, after inflicting a serious injury on the victim who he had earlier beaten with a cooking utensil.
The incident, according to court record, took place on December 11 at the Capitol Bypass Community in Monrovia.
At yesterday’s hearing, defendant Gaye sat for hours on the prisoners’ bench before his lawyer secured his criminal appearance bond that prevented him from going to the Monrovia Central Prison.
The bond was posted through the intervention of Sen. Gaye, who was seen at the court lobbying with Magistrate Kennedy Peabody to prevent his son from going to jail.
The court document claims that on December 11, the defendant assaulted the victim and her children, beating her with a cooking utensil at her home.
The report stated that he also used threatening remarks claiming that he would kill her because he is the son of a Senator, after publicly insulting the lady.
The record also claims that during the fight, the victim lost several valuable items including three cell phones.