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Zorzor Magisterial Court Faces Temporary Closure
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Zorzor Magisterial Court Faces Temporary Closure

By Korboi K. Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent

VOINJAMA, July 9 (LINA) - The Resident Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Lofa County, Nancy Sammy, on Thursday temporarily halted activities at the Zorzor Magisterial Court until matters between Court authorities and traditional people of Zorzor District are resolved.

Judge Sammy’s decision was as a result of a recent alleged burglary and forceful release of Zubayea Gayflor, Chief Zoe of Malawu Town, from the Zorzor Central Prison by the “Country Devil” through the influence of some traditional leaders of the district.

Gayflor was recently charged and sent to jail by the Zorzor Magisterial Court for allegedly taking away several goats from a man in Malawu town whose name is being withheld.

The situation made Gayflor and several other convicts who were placed behind bars at the Zorzor Magisterial Court for committing multiple crimes to flee the prison cell and are still at large.

It can be recalled that in 2013 Pastor Dennis Agray of the Christian Revival Church of Liberia was detained for several days by some traditional leaders of Malawu and other surrounding towns in Zorzor District for refusing to abide by their traditional practices and regulations.

On May 29 this year at a one-day judicial workshop for citizens of Foya District, Judge Sammy said Zorzor District is the only district in the county in which crimes such as theft, murder, rape, mob violence, and terroristic threat, among others, are prevalent.

Meanwhile, a one-day judicial workshop for the citizens of Zorzor District is expected to take place in Zorzor city shortly. The workshop is aimed at reducing the high crime rate in the district.

LINA KKG/PSN              


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