The wanted political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change, Simeon Freeman, has reportedly surfaced in the United States of America in the wake of a government-issued manhunt for his arrest after he disclosed “plans” by government to eliminate 10 prominent opposition politicians.
According to our source, Mr. Freeman fled Liberia through Grand Cape Mount County, using the Bo Waterside border pass. He later jumped into Guinea where he picked off for the United States. Meanwhile, Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh has announced that Simeon Freeman will be prosecuted by the Liberian Government. Cllr. Sannoh said Mr. Freeman’s statement against the Liberian Government has the propensity to create chaos in the country, and jeopardize the ongoing investigation on the remains of Mr. Harry Greaves. The Justice Minister said Mr. Freeman must be man enough to turn himself in since he has evidence to indicate that the Liberian Government has organized a death squad and blacklisted several politicians including himself for execution. Cllr. Sannoh described the statement as “grave” and said such statement undermines the integrity of national security, and the Government will not take it lightly but to ensure that Mr. Freeman takes responsibility for his statement. The Liberia Justice Minister made the statement yesterday at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia, and called on the general public to show the whereabouts of Mr. Freeman, or else the Government will take all legal actions to identify his location. He said Mr. Freeman must know that freedom of speech goes with responsibility under the law, and he must come out from his hiding place and assist the police with the investigation. At the same time, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe has told the leader of MPC not to use the late Harry Greaves situation to gain political favor from the Liberian people. The new Information Minister noted that under his administration he will not accept innuendo or gossips which will undermine peace and national security in the country. He called on the Liberian media to stop speculating issues which border on national security in the country, but report facts on national developments. Last week a team of PSU officers from the Liberia National Police moved to the home of Mr. Simeon Freeman to have him assist the police with ongoing investigation on the death of Harry Greaves. The MPC political leader recently accused the Government of Liberia of organizing a death squad to eliminate ten political leaders including himself. The Liberian Government has denied the allegation and declared that such statement undermines national security.