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Friday, June 14, 2024

DISMISSED EPS AGENTS WARN OF ESCALATION WITHOUT GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

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MONROVIA – On Wednesday, June 5th, the dismissed personnel of the Executive Protection Service (EPS), who claim their dismissal was unlawful, held a press conference to inform the Boakai administration about their grievances. Godfrey S. Weah, the spokesperson for the group, addressed the press, emphasizing the urgency of their situation and calling for immediate action from national authorities.

“We are gathered here today to express our grievances to the public,” Weah stated. “We are agents of the EPS who have been serving this country since 2018. Our service to Liberia has been steadfast, yet we have been unlawfully dismissed by the Director of the EPS, Sam Gaye, without any reason.”

Weah highlighted the impact of their dismissal on their families, stressing their rights as citizens to work and support their households. “Our dismissal is illegal, and our families are suffering. We are calling on the government and the international community to act swiftly to correct these wrongs before the situation escalates. School is about to reopen, and our children need to be in school. It is our right, and we demand that our right be restored by the EPS authority.”

The spokesman warned of the broader implications of their situation, suggesting that unchecked injustices could lead to lawlessness. “If these kinds of things are happening in Liberia today and nobody wants to talk about it, it gives rise to jungle justice. Our silence is not a sign of weakness; it is because of the high level of respect we have for the honorable speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate pro tempore of the Liberian Senate.”

The group has already filed a complaint and is awaiting a response from the authorities. Weah issued a stark warning that if their concerns are not addressed promptly, they will escalate their actions. “If our concerns are not addressed in the shortest possible time, we will surely get out, and this time with our entire families who are also suffering due to Director Gaye’s illegal actions towards us.”

Weah called for the police to stay out of the matter, emphasizing that the issue should be resolved within the EPS. “As EPS personnel, we will not hesitate to respond to any attack from any police officer or whosoever might be sent to stop us from seeking justice. We will defend ourselves because it is our right to defend ourselves.”

In closing, Weah urged Director Gaye to correct the situation to prevent further escalation. “We are law-abiding citizens, and we have worked very hard to maintain the peace and sustainability of this country. We don’t want anything that will push us to send a negative signal about this country. We love this country, and we believe that our rights must be restored.”

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Socrates Smythe Saywon
Socrates Smythe Saywon is a Liberian journalist. You can contact me at 0777425285 or 0886946925, or reach out via email at saywonsocrates@smartnewsliberia.com or saywonsocrates3@gmail.com.

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