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Liberia: NSA agent brings House to Supreme Court


National Security Agency (NSA) Deputy Director for Cybercrime, Crime and Intelligence Joseph Jaye Brown filed a restraining order against the House of Representatives at the Supreme Court of Liberia, days after being jailed by the House.

The House of Representatives agenda for Thursday, August 5, 2021 contained an invitation from the Presiding Supreme Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Nagbe, citing the House of Representatives at a conference scheduled for Monday, August 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. . afternoon

The communication cited the House by and by Speaker Bhofal Chambers and all members of the House of Representatives at a conference in connection with a petition for a prohibition writ filed by Agent Brown.

On Tuesday this week, the House of Representatives jailed Deputy Director Brown for 72 hours and ordered him to print a letter of apology in three local newspapers for three days.

The Chamber also ordered the NSA official to pay LRD $ 4,999, after which he will be turned over to the Justice Department for investigation for allegedly lying under oath to be employed by the National Security Agency.

Brown admitted he is employed by the NSA, but he has not been paid since October 2020. He said his office was closed, in response to his suspension.

He was invited by the House based on a communication sent to the plenary by the representative of District 4 of Montserrado County, Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis, on Friday, July 23, 2021.

In the communication, the lawmaker implored the indulgence of the House of Representatives plenary for the Gender and Welfare Committee to investigate a child abuse video entering social media.

Representative Dennis recalled that on Thursday, July 22, 2021, a man was reportedly identified on Facebook as Amb. Joseph Jake Brown, an NSA employee, posted a child abuse video on his official Facebook page, which went viral.

The House of Representatives responded by inviting Deputy Director Brown for preliminary inquiries into the child in the alleged video.

Appearing before the plenary, Brown admitted to posting the video, following which he overwhelmingly made the decision following Tuesday August 3 to jail the accused officer for three days at Monrovia Central Prison.

Lofa County No.3 District Representative Clarence C. Massaquoi brought forward a motion expressing his displeasure in discussing a case involving a young girl in a sex video allegedly posted on social media by the officer controversial NSA.

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