The Liberian Leader, George Weah and his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Maade Bio

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (Joseph Koon Reports) – The Government of Liberia has requested Sierra Leonean authorities to extradite detained Chairman of the Council of Patriots(COP), Henry Costa, to face justice in Liberia.

Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, said the extradition of Mr. Costa will allow him to face due process for the alleged commission of multiple state crimes.

Minister Nagbe said the extradition process is being done through diplomatic means.

The Information Minister, however, clarified that the Weah-led Government has been upholding the rule of law, occasioned by the systematic holding of public demonstrations led by Mr. Costa.

Minister Nagbe also maintained that Government is under obligation to prosecute anyone caught in violation of Liberian laws as in the case with Henry Costa who has chosen to escape justice.

Mr. Costa was arrested Tuesday by Sierra Leonean immigration authorities while trying to board a flight at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. is a practicing and experienced Journalist specialized in Civil Society, Land Rights, development and Human Rights reporting and is an Online Writer/Content Manager, at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) since 2011. He holds a BSc in Development Studies, from St. Clements University, Liberia, AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Manifold Tutorial College. Served as Liberia’s Desk Editor, Columnist, a Volunteer Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR) at Ghana’s Daily Guide Newspaper, and also published the Vision Newspaper covering 42,000 refugees during the Liberian refugee crisis in Ghana and reported for the Voice of America (VOA).


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