- Published on Monday, 25 February 2013 09:59
- Written by The News
The acting city mayor of Monrovia Mary Broh has touched the tail of a tiger for which a warrant has been issued against her by the House of Representatives.
The controversial city mayor is wanted by members of the House for obstructing the incarceration of Montserrado County Superintendent Grace T. Kpan which they described as “lawlessness and bad examples as public servant”.
The lawmakers' action is based on total disregard shown by acting city mayor Broh last Thursday when she deliberately obstructed the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, Brigadier General Martin Johnson, who had gone to the Monrovia Prison Compound to incarcerate Mrs. Kpan on contempt charges for defying the mandate of the Legislature.
The Sergeant-at-Arms told plenary that in the process of sending the Superintendent to common cell, Madam Broh led by a group of women and others at the Monrovia Central Prison and forcibly took away Superintendent Kpan, saying that she had done nothing to be detained.
Mr. Johnson informed lawmakers during plenary that Madam Broh, backed by a group of women, got into a scuffle with him and yanked Superintendent Kpan away.
The Sergeant-at-Arms said he asked Madam Kpan out of the vehicle of Madam Broh, and by the time she got out, he saw acting city mayor Broh with a group of people, including women, who held Mrs. Kpan by the arm and wrenched her away.
Following the report by the Sergeant-at-Arms and a motion raised by Bong County Representative, House Speaker Alex Tyler said: “Distinguished Colleagues, it has been moved and seconded that the city mayor of Monrovia Madam Mary Broh and the Superintendent of Montserrado County be ordered arrested by the Sergeant at Arms and be incarcerated for thirty days and furthermore that this body communicate with the President of the Republic of Liberia on the issues as raised in the motion which is that the two individuals are no more governmental materials”.
However, following the decision of the House of Representatives to arrest Mary Broh and Grace Kpan, there are reports that the acting city mayor has gone into hiding. Her whereabouts are unknown, but there are speculations that she could be under the cover of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Also, it is also not clear whether Superintendent Kpan has turned herself in. Both officials have been suspended from office by the President based on recommendation of the House of Representatives.