Addressing a press conference late yesterday evening, Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman said the Lawmaker has been charged and is in police custody for further investigation.
According to him, it is proven that the girl in question, Regina Barway, has been living with the Representative in the Caresyburg Community for school purpose.
Regina Barway, 13, the daughter of the detained lawmaker’s driver is yet to be found.
IG Coleman further disclosed that the Grand Gedeh lawmaker had earlier denied ever seeing the girl, but investigation proved contrary. He noted that until the girl can be found, the investigation will continue because she is a key to the ongoing investigation.
He revealed that from an investigation standpoint, they have noticed that the child’s life is in danger. However, he said, the case will be sent to court within 48 hours.
Meanwhile the police have asked the wife of the accused to turn herself over to the police for further investigation.
Rep. Morias Waylee was picked up by officers of the Liberia National Police on allegations of statutory rape and reportedly shielding witnesses to his alleged rape and impregnation of his 13-year-old niece.
With Rep. Waylee now arrested, not on rape charges, but for criminal conspiracy, activists and pundits opine that Waylee would be released on bail and escape justice.
“The cosmetic statement made by Col. Gregory Coleman Inspector General of the Liberia National Police centered the alleged rape case surrounding Grand Gedeh county representative Urias Willie, was a show of chicanery on the part of the GOL in providing justice for this lad who is a victim of statutory rape. I'm totally disappointed in the IG position which was a displayed of naivety and ultra disregard for the rule of law and selective justice in the fight against rape,” says Alfred G. Togbah, publisher of The People’s Newspaper.
Earlier, Representatives Zoe Pennue, George Mulbah, Worlea Dunna, Garrison Yealue and Senator Alphonso Gaye had trooped to the Liberia National Police headquarter to allegedly intervene in bailing their colleague out, but to no avail.