Reporters Association of Liberia calls for peaceful assembly in solidarity with the Mbayo’s.

LIBERIA: The Leadership of the Reporters Association of Liberia is calling on all of its members to assemble at the Paynesville City Court in solidarity with it’s members, Bettie Johnson Mbayo and her husband, Dr. Moses Mbayo.

It can be recalled that the Mbayo were reportedly ordered flogged by Representative Marvin Cole on grounds that their vehicle was parked at the edge of his fence in an alley.

Since the incident occurred two days ago, the Bong County District #3 Representative Marvin Cole has issued a lawsuit against the female reporter and her husband.

The Mbayo’s have been charged with felonious restraint, disorderly conduct and terroristic threat and have been given 48 hours to be bailed or go to jail.

According to the release gathering is intended call the judiciary to action making sure justice prevail.

“It is in this direction that we call on all reporters to please make your way at the Paynesville City Court Friday, January 21, 2022, at 10am in solidarity.”

Several Journalist and media institutions within the country have raised a red flag in the proceeding based on the failure of the justice system to carryout a full investigation in the matter before charging the Mbayo’s.

Source: Reporters Association of Liberia.

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