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Liberian Popular Talk Show Host Jailed In Monrovia

…He Challenged President Sirleaf Son To A Fight And is jailed On Terrorism Charges!


The former talk show on Hot FM, Mr. Henry Costa is facing trial at the Monrovia Magisterial Court at the Temple of Justice on charges of Terroristic Threats, Menacing and Criminal Coercion.    The ongoing trial is the result of a complaint filed by the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Mr. Fomba Sirleaf.

The writ reads: You are hereby commanded to arrest the living body (ies) of Henry Costa, to be identified defendant(s) and forthwith bring him before the Monrovia City Court, Temple of Justice Building, Montserrado County to answer the charge of TERRORISTIC THREATS, MENACING & CRIMINAL COERCION, based upon the oath and complaint of the Republic of Liberia by and thru Fomba Sirleaf, private prosecutor (trix) in which it is substantially alleged as follows to with:”

It went on:”That on the 26th day of February 2014 the defendant with a wicked intention rendered threat to harm and to kill private prosecutor Fomba Sirleaf, the Director of the National Security Agency and son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. “The alleged act of the defendant was unlawful wicked and violated section 11.11 of the new penal law”.

It also said, ”That on the 26th of February, A.D. 2014, in the City of Monrovia, Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia, the within named defendant being there and then with malice and wicked intent, purposely did threaten the life of the said private prosecutor using against him death threats, to harm and kill him, and that in the same vein the said defendant on the Costa Show on Radio Hott FM did make a statement challenging the private prosecutor to engage him in a public fight wherein he defendant threatened to fight the private prosecutor to death with the intent to terrorize the said private prosecutor and subject to fear and public ridicule.”

It noted that the alleged act of the defendant being unlawful, wicked and intentional is in violation of section 11.116 of the new act amending section 14.24 of the New Penal Law, 14.25 & 14.27 of the New Penal Law of Liberia there and then crimes herein the defendant did and commit.

According to reports, during his last broadcast on Hott FM, Costa threw out an open challenge to the NSA boss to a duel on Broad Street on Friday, February 28 at 4 P.M., in order to afford the NSA boss the opportunity to make good on several threats.

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