December 6, 2023

AMEU condemns and Distances itself from July 26 Independence Day violence Allegedly involving its students

The Administration of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) has with immediate effect relieved Abdurahman Barry of his position as president of the 22nd Graduating class and the students governing Council and placed him and all students involved in the violent incident on Disciplinary probation.

“AME University condemns and Distances itself from the July 26 Independence Day violence Allegedly involving its students and calls on the Liberia National Police to launch a thorough Investigation.

The Administration of AME University is appalled by the violence that characterized Liberian’s 175th Independence Day celebration in Monrovia.

Abdurahman Barry AMEU 22nd graduating class president

The University has confirmed video footage circulating on social media and through Internal investigation that a number of its students Including the president of the students governing Governing council Abdurahman Barry were directly or indirectly involved with the incident.

The University condemns and categorically denounces all forms of violence regardless of who is involved and whom it affects.

Furthermore, AME University joins other Liberians and relevant non-state actors in calling on the government to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to Justice.

In a related development, the government of Liberia has arrested seven CDC-Council Of Patriots members in connection with the Tuesday, July 26, 2022 violence including the CDC-Council of Patriots Leader Ben Togbah and Secretary General Foday N. Massaquoi.

Photo credit: AMEU

Reported by: Joseph N. Kerkula
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