Monrovia- Been an aged-old problem in Liberia, young Liberia women have most often been victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Perpetrators of this act are found in all sectors of the Liberian society, with government officials, being the constant highlights.
Recent reports in Monrovia says, the Deputy Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, Moseray Momoh has been accused of Sexual Exploitation and rape, by a lady named Musu ( actual name withheld for privacy reasons).
According to the victim, she originally went to see Momoh at his office for a job discussion but they didn’t have the discussion as planned. She said, she told the LWSC Deputy Director that she didn’t have transportation and he informed her that he was going her way, therefore she should ride with him. The victim further said that Momoh did not ride with her in his vehicle, but he rather rode with a friend named Kelvin, while she and his driver drove in his white pickup. Musu said, “I had no idea we were going to a hotel. He and his friend went upstairs and I was waiting in the car because I wanted to go home to my children. I went to tell the receptionist to inform him that I wanted to leave, but then the receptionist came back to tell me that he (Momoh) wanted to see me”. The victim stated that after she went upstairs, Momoh forcibly had sex with her and gave her US$100.00 with a promise of calling her for her rent and giving her a job.
Musu said she reported the case to the Women and Children Protection Services division at the Liberia National Police headquarters, but delay tactics by the department to investigate the LWSC Deputy Director has discouraged her from continuing the case. She said, investigators at the WACPS division of LNP told her that it will between 4-5 months before Mr. Momoh is forwarded to court, which she believes is not fair.
Meanwhile, the Management of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation has distanced itself from the allegations levied against their Deputy Director. In a press release issued in Monrovia, the corporation said, Momoh like all governement and public officials has a private life, and consequences from his private life should not be attributed to the Corporation. The release urged the victim to use the legal means to channel her complaints against Hon. Momoh, and also highlighted the right of Momoh to sue if he sees the need to do so.