Liberia?s Minister of health has refuted allegations that the country?s deputy Speaker has been placed under house arrest.
A BBC report Saturday said Mr. Togba Mulbah had been placed under house arrest for allegedly ordering the beating of a policeman.
According to the report the deputy speaker had been placed under house arrest for allegedly ordering the beating of a policeman. The report said Mr. Mulbah denied the allegations.
However, Liberia?s Minister of Information, Cletus Sieh told Nightline?s Akwei Thompson the deputy speaker had not been placed under house arrest.
Sieh said Mulbah had been called to a scene where the police had stopped a truck driving without lights. He said some men who had accompanied the deputy speaker to the scene beat up the police officer.
?Based on that, the police went to his home to get a statement from him since he is the deputy speaker and they did not want to just drag him to the police station, the minister explained.?
Sieh said the matter will be investigated.