Liberia: Police IG Sudue Risks Contempt in Charloe Musu’s Murder Trial

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Liberia: Police IG Sudue Risks Contempt in Charloe Musu’s Murder Trial
Liberia: Police IG Sudue Risks Contempt in Charloe Musu’s Murder Trial

Africa-Press – Liberia. As the murder trial for the late Charloe Musu continues at Criminal Court ‘A’, Temple of Justice, the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Col. Patrick Sudue, has fallen in trouble with the court after being subpoenaed to appear before the court or face contempt charge and/or other appropriate punishments under the law.

In his ruling on Monday, November 27, 2023, Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie ordered the Clerk of Court to do a subpoena Ad Testificandum Decu Tecum to the Police Inspector General to produce the report of the 25 April 2022 incident of Justice Gloria Musu Scott’s missing license plate, and the ledger testified to on Monday, November 27, 2023, by Col. Sudue’s representative, Detective Curtis B. Koffa.

Inspector General Sudue is ordered to appear and make available to the court today, Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 10:00 am, or the court will be left with no alternative but to hold him in contempt and make him face the necessary punishment in keeping with the law.

Col. Sudue had earlier been subpoenaed by the court to appear in relation to Cllr. Scott’s mysteriously missing license plate while she was defending the Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence faction of the Liberty Party and Gbarpolu County Senator Botoe Kanneh at the National Elections Commission, as well as the reported intrusion incidents of the 8th and 9th of February, 2023, at her Virginia residence, where Charloe Musu was murdered. However, he (Sudue), was represented by a police officer, Curtis B. Koffa who could neither present nor produce any report or documentation regarding the two separate incidents mentioned.

The first subpoena sent to Inspector General Sudue required or mandated him to appear before the court to produce and testify to the communication from Justice Scott, informing the LNP about the removal or stealing of her license plate mysteriously on April 25, 2022, and the police investigation report from the local police depot (Zone 6, Brewerville), where the first and second attacks or intrusions occurred on the 8th and 9th of February, 2023.

Detective Curtis B. Koffa who responded to the distress call at Justice Scott’s home after the 8th and 9th February incidents, could not exhibit before the court any report of his investigation, but only told the court and jury verbally, that Justice Scott destroyed the evidence by repairing the part of her house where the intruders are believed to have used to enter the house, and that she (Scott) also rode her vehicle that was reportedly searched and ransacked by the suspected criminals.

Meanwhile, there are growing concerns about the whereabouts of Mr. Valee Telleh, the man who was accused by the former Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Verdier of killing Charloe.

The concerns over Mr. Telleh’s prolonged silence and absence from public view come in the wake of speculations that the defense team is close to requesting the court to subpoena Telleh, who is a former ULIMO-K fighter and senior officer of the Monrovia City Police force.

Sources close to defense lawyers say they (lawyers) would be asking the court in the coming days, to subpoena Mr. Telleh to testify to his alleged involvement in the murder of Charloe, and another subpoena on the Liberia National Police to also testify to what they’ve found out of their ‌brief interaction with Mr. Valee Telleh in March of this year.

News of Mr. Varlee Telleh’s subpoena also comes amid rumors that he has been made to flee the country.

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