Liberia’s House of Representatives has on Wednesday jailed the Deputy Minister for Press and Public Affairs Eugene Fahngon for legislative misconduct and using vulgar language on two members of the House over the weekend.
The decision was made by the house after the Representatives invited the Minister to state reasons why disciplinary actions should not be taken against him after insulting Representatives Edwin M. Snowe and Moses Acarous Gray.
According to BBC, Fahngon was termed a ‘non-governmental material’ after he said he was not interested in explaining the viral contents but that the lawmakers should focus on the comments.
The session took a gruelling 8 hours to conclude and was witnessed by some citizens including supporters of the Deputy Minister and members of the country’s Legislature.
Fahngon who is presently serving his term at the Monrovia Central Prisons will be released today and is expected to pay a fine of L$4,99.99.
However the President of Liberia, George Weah is yet to comment on the Minister’s imprisonment.