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Prince Johnson Is Demons Possessed...Charles Julu

Ex Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) chief of staff Retired General Charles Julu has launched a scathing attack on Nimba County senior senator Prince Johnson describing him as "demon possessed."

Gen. Julu said Mr. Johnson possessed demons for lying and killing innocent civilians.

"Prince Johnson possessed demons. His demon is a lying demon and he possessed demons to kill innocent civilians," General Julu, a one time feared military officer said.

He was responding Thursday to statements by Senator Johnson when he appeared at the TRC that he dumped trucks loads of children from Nimba County in a well during the heydays of the civil conflict in 1990.

Julu was testifying at the ongoing Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia's Thematic and Institutional Inquiry Public Hearing on the Contemporary History of the Conflict at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia.

General Julu described the allegation by General Johnson is a diabolical lie, saying lies will not build the country.

He said he is a father of 21 children and have compassionate love for children so he could not commit such a heinous act. He further described Mr. Johnson's assertion as a "bunch of lies."

General Julu reminded Senator Johnson that although the people of Grand Gedeh had forgiven him, they will never forget his actions against Grand Gedeans.

Under the theme: "Understanding the Conflict Through its Principal Events and Actors," the ongoing hearings are addressing the root causes of the conflict, including its military and political dimensions.

The hearings are focused on events between 1979 and 2003 and the national and external actors that helped to shape those events.

The TRC was agreed upon in the August 2003 peace agreement and created by the TRC Act of 2005.

The TRC was established to "promote national peace, security, unity and reconciliation," and at the same time make it possible to hold perpetrators accountable for gross human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law that occurred in Liberia between January 1979 and October 2003.

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