President George Weah’s Justice Minister designate Cllr. Frank Musa Dean told Senators Monday he would not bow to government’s politics to prosecute without evidence.
“I can assure you that in the event where politics comes into conflict with the rule of law that cann’t be harmonized, we will insist that the law takes its course,” he said.
“I do not go to court to lose. if I don’t have evidence, I will not go to court. I will look in the face of whosoever and say I don’t have evidence.”
The presidential nominee told the Senate committee on Judiciary at his confirmation monday that more than 1,200 imates are languishing at the Monrovia Central Prison without substantial evidence to prosecute.
Cllr. Dean: “We have received lots of reports and at this moment, we have more than 1,200 imates at the Monrovia Central Prison without trail for years – facility that was built to accomondate 350 prisonners. We will continue to collaborate with the judicial branch of government to inprove the justice system.”
“Many of the pretrail detainees should not be at the prison facilate in the first place, our magistrates sentence people to prison for bailable offenses. In some instances, they should be release.
The Minister designate vowed to present legislations to members of the 54th legislature that will improve the nation’s justice system to benefit Liberians.
Writes Titus E. Dessie