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George Weah arrested for insulting French police and resisting arrest, faces court date

 

Staff Report

 

RFI—George Weah Jr, the son of Liberia’s president, was brought into custody on Wednesday morning over charges of public disorder for noise nuisance related to a house party in Paris during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to French media.

Updated 19th of March, 2021:

George Weah Junior, son of the president of Liberia, was brought before the judicial court in Versailles just outside Paris yesterday, the 18th of March. The court has placed him under judicial supervision pending his hearing scheduled for 9th of May for disturbing the peace and “sound aggression”.

The son of the former PSG player is accused of having organised several noisy parties at his home in Saint-Germain-en-Laye since the first confinement in France, which began on the 17th of March 2020. The 33-year-old invoked his diplomatic passport and immunity every time the police intervened.

Weah Jr had been arrested by police in February for breaking coronavirus rules during a party in the Alma-Marceau neighbourhood of the French capital. Le Parisien newspaper reported that Weah Jr was questioned by detectives in relation to charges of disturbing the peace. The 33-year-old son of Liberia’s president reportedly claimed diplomatic immunity when police arrived at the property following noise complaints.

He was arrested for insulting the police and resisting arrest, and then later released.

Weah Jr, also an ex-footballer like his president dad, has created somewhat of a stir with his boisterous parties. The French press has reported on how his neighbours in the Paris suburb of Saint-Germain-en-Laye complain about his regular parties. Being brought into custody suggests that Weah Jr will not be afforded diplomatic immunity, although the French public prosecutor has not confirmed this despite repeated requests from RFI.

 

Main Photo: George Weah with his son at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, June 2005. © AFP – Anne-Christine Poujoulat

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