Rep. Edwin Melvin Snowe sues constituent for defamation; amid allegations of homosexual encounter request


Monrovia- Hon. Edwin Melvin Snowe, one of Liberia’s most popular and well known politician has sued a resident of the district he represents in Bomi County for defamation.

Hearing into the case by the 11th Judicial Circuit court started on Monday, with Hon. Snowe alleging that Dominic Mark Johnson, a local musician posted on his Facebook page that he (Hon. Snowe) requested a homosexual encounter between the two before being paid money Representative Snowe owes him. According to Musician Johnson Facebook post, he produced campaign songs for Hon. Snowe during the 2017 elections, and the representative owes him US$300.00 plus L$75,000.00. Mr. Johnson said when he went to collect his money at the former speaker’s house, he was asked by Hon. Snowe to sleep with him before getting paid. He said, this led to a big fight between he and Snowe’s security.

Dominic Mark Johnson, the local musician sued by Hon. Edwin Melvin Snowe for defamation

In the meantime, the family of Mr. Dominic Mark Johnson has extended apologies to Hon. Snowe on his behalf. Our correspondent in Tubmanburg also reports that Mr. Johnson was seen pleading at the feet of Hon. Snowe after he was informed that he will be forwarded to court. He blamed alcohol consumption as cause for his action and begged the Senjeh District representative for forgiveness.

However, in an interview with The Liberian Billboard, Hon. Edwin Melvin Snowe said he is pursuing the case to the fullest and won’t accept any apology from Musician Johnson and his family. He said an example needs to be set on Johnson, which will deter other Liberians from spreading fake news and false rumors about government officials and people of influence. The statesman said these are the the type of news people carry around about certain people especially when you are being successful.

Meanwhile, when The Liberian Billboard made contact with three influential women from Bomi, including the Principal of Bomi Junior High School who were all present at Hon. Snowe residence after Mr. Johnson arrived, and they denied his allegations against Hon. Snowe. The women spoke of rude behaviors Johnson exhibited which led to the fracas between he and Hon. Snowe security personnel. They are currently serving as witnesses in the case filed against Mr. Johnson by Hon. Edwin Snowe.