13 February 2013

Liberia: Checks 'Missing' At Agriculture

Three checks, according to Minister of Agriculture, Madam Florence A. Chenoweth who forwarded a complaint to the Liberia National Police, are missing at the Agriculture Ministry.

The three checks with serial numbers 00106811, 001106812, 001106813 got missing from the Ministry Liberian dollars under dubious circumstances.

According to Minister Chenoweth's complaint, checkbook number one, Special Project Account number LD/A/C/No.01-206-300034 which contained the three checks was missing in action.

Minister Chenoweth informed officers of the LNP that the accountant who is the custodian of the check book noticed the first check leaf with serial number 00106800 missing on January 25, 2013.

He also reported additional two leaves bearing numbers 00106811, 00106812 and 00106813 missing on January 28, 2013 to Mr. er Wantue.

Following police intensive hunt and patrol for those that link to the misusing checks, four individuals believed to be employees of the Ministry of Agriculture were arrested and they have been forwarded to court.

Police said the alleged act is a violation of sections 15.51, 10.2, 10.4, 15.70 and 15.80 of the revised penal law of Liberia and charged the suspected criminals with the crimes of criminal conspiracy, criminal facilitation, forgery and economic sabotage.

Those arrested and sent to court for further prosecution are Jason Nyenwon, Alex Toh, Sekou Kromah and Abdulaye Kromah residents of Payenville and Gardnesville Communities.

According to documents from the Liberia National Police (LNP) which is in the possession of this paper, the suspects have admitted to the crimes.

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