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Dillon Officially Complains To Senate –Says He’s Not State Enemy

By Alex Yomah
“I feel threatened and I am threatened. I am not an enemy of the President; I didn’t vote for him because I just don’t want to vote for him. I won the elections because of democracy,” Senator Abraham Darius Dillon informed his colleagues.
“We agree and disagree but it doesn’t mean I am enemy to the President and this public humiliation has gone beyond. I am here for nine years and others must get used to it. This bus must stop immediately,” Dillon stated in a letter to the Liberian Senate’s plenary.
The Montserrado County Senator’s communication comes barely a week after he accused the Executive Protection Service (EPS) of harassing and intimidating him; something he told his colleagues on yesterday is posing fright over his wellbeing and therefore was formally complaining to them the threats made against him and his family by the Deputy for Operations of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Marvin Sackor.
Senator Dillon’s claims regarding him and his family was contained in a communication addressed to the Senate Pro-tempore Albert Chie and read in the plenary of the Liberian Senate on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 where he stated, “I feel threatened along with my family and this is very serious. The Deputy Director of Police, Marvin Sackor, went to the radio and declared that I am a target of the Executive and enemy of the President. This means anyone of the police can come after me.”
Discussing the complaint, Sinoe County Senator, J. Milton Teahjay, recalled how he along with other senators were also denied entry on the grounds of the Capitol Building thereby describing such as an ‘Institutional pandemic.’
Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel Naatehn also expressed resentment over the issue of the threats reportedly made against Dillon, adding; “I call on all Liberians to watch out for Dillon’s safety amidst threats against him.”
Senator Dillon’s communication which followed recounted the interactions between him and the officer of the Executive Protection Service especially during the grand finals at the Sports Complex, Dillon alleged that he was disrespected when his personal security was denied entry despite he had a ticket.
But in its counter release, the EPS denied Dillon’s assertions and claimed that it was the senator who instead repeatedly disrespected the security.
However, in his statement on a local radio station on Monday, Sackor stated that Dillon is indeed an enemy because he once threatened President Weah and for that he should not be allowed anywhere near the President.
He said more to that, during the just ended grand finals, Dillon arrived at 4 P.M which was late especially when the President was already on the field and with his personal security in a military outfit which raised an for alert creating the need for the security to take tougher measures in order to protect the President.
Meanwhile, Dillon’s communication was forwarded to the Committees on Defense, Security and Veteran Affairs; Judiciary and Executive to report within one week.

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