Varlee in White shirt

Claim: Varlee was absent from his child’s naming ceremony 

Source: Social Media blog named Law and Democracy

Verdict: Varlee Tarlee was not present at his child’s naming ceremony on February 26, 2023.

Full Text: Varlee Tarlee, the Monrovia City Police officer who Cllr. Jerome Verdier claims was hired by Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee to attack former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott and kill her foster daughter He has been accused of skipping his baby’s dedication ceremony because he was hurt in the alleged incident.

The incident happened on February 22, 2023, between 9 and 10 p.m. in the Sheriff Gas Station Community in the Virginia Township, District 17, Montserrado County.

Tarlee didn’t fulfill Qur’an 33: 5, which states, “Call them by [the names of] their fathers; it is more just in the sight of Allah…”

Social media users took to Facebook to accuse Tarlee of boycotting his baby’s naming ceremony because he was absconding from the public since Justice Scott said she escaped the horrific scene when she sprayed the attacker’s eyes.

But Tarlee, in a press conference on February 27, denied knowing the former Chief Justice. 

“The lady you are talking about, I don’t know her.” I live in Brewerville. From my work area, I go home. I don’t know anything about the counselor.”

Verification: After the incident, it is a fact that Tarlee made his first appearance after the alleged incident on February 27—four days after the accusation by Cllr. Verdier in a live podcast.

Tarlee was invited by police, at which time he confirmed his absence during his child’s naming ceremony on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at his residence in Brewerville.

When asked by reporters why he wasn’t present to bring his child out during the naming ceremony as his tradition required, he said that he was unable to attend due to eye trouble. 

But he clarified that he has had an eye problem since 1994, when he took part in an unspecified attack while fighting in Liberia’s civil war.

Tarlee was a member of the Special Security Unit (SSU), and ATU. But admitted to his involvement in the civil war. However, he said he is a changed man now.

When asked by a journalist about his whereabouts at the time of the incident, Tarlee said he was not home. Rather, he was at work. Tarlee added: “At the time of the incident, I was at City Hall. I spent most of my time at the Monrovia City Hall.”

The Gulf Times said a baby may be named on the day of its birth, on the third day, or later, on the seventh day or past the seventh day, as this is what is clear after studying all the evidence from the Sunnah.

It is the father or the mother who chooses the name for the baby.

“Parents may also let others name their child, as our Prophet did with several of his Companions’ children.”

Conclusion: Tarlee did not attend his child’s naming ceremony; nevertheless, we cannot confirm that his absence was due to the accusation that he murdered the former Chief Justice Foster’s daughter.


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