13 July 2012

Liberia: Pastor Indicted

Pastor Matthew T. Sakeuh and his wife, Mrs. Plenseh Sakeuh, are facing trial on three counts of US$1 million theft, but denied all charges against them after their indictment was read to them at Criminal Court "C" Thursday.

The grand jury of Montserrado Country indicted the couple last March on three counts of "misapplication of entrusted property, criminal conspiracy and theft of property".

Their 3-page indictment informed the authorities of ABC International that instead of securing a new parcel of land their organization AIEM had acquired 52.76 acres of land which he would sell to ABC and said deed will be transferred to ABC.

ABC agreed based on the suggestion from Pastor Saheuh and his wife the amount of U$74,000 was transferred to AIEM through an account at LBDI.

The indictment further claims that the defendants received additional U$32,000 for 72.6 acres of land to ABC as well as U$221,000, which was uncounted for.

Also U$6,000 was provided to the defendants for the preparation, filing and processing of the article of incorporation for ABC Children Aid Liberia.

The defendants' alleged action was in violation of 4LCR, Title 26. Section 15.56, 4LCR Title 26, Section 10.4, and 4LCR, Title 26 Section 15.51 of the statuary law of Liberia.

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