Monrovia, Liberia – The recent attempted murder in Monrovia by American citizen Lucas Richard hs been condemned by the Coalition for Democratic Change’s leadership. The Secretary General of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Jefferson T. Koijee, urged the Ministry of Justice to launch a prompt investigation of the incident while addressing a new conference on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in Monrovia.
”We would like to make it clear that we speak for the party. In my capacity as National Secretary General, I would like to express our strong desire for the ministry of Justice to investigate what has been referred to as an attempted murder by an American citizen on Liberian land. Because no Liberian deserves to die, we would want to express our appreciation to the Justice Ministry, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation until a just resolution. We wish to express our gratitude for detaining the American national who is allegedly responsible for the attempted murder.”
Koijee argued that expediting the attempted murder case will bring the country’s judicial system back to full operation.
On September 14, 2023, a 32-year-old American citizen may be caught on camera. After escaping the area in the Dixville Community where he was reportedly planning to slice Jessica’s throat, Lucas Richard was apprehended and jailed. In the meantime, Richard, the defendant, has been detained in the Monrovia Central prison on suspicion of trying to kill his fiancee Jessica Lloyd.
According to Police Investigation, defendant Richard and Jessica met at YWAM Bible Mission on Roberts Field High Way in 2022, where he served as a Teacher.
Richard is said to be married in the United States of America.
According to report, defendant Richard will remain behind bar at the Monrovia Central prison pending court trial.
By: Joseph N. Kerkula