19 February 2013

Liberia: Ex-LNP Boss, Others to Appear in Court

The long-awaited case in which Ex-Police Inspector General Munal Sieh Brown, and others will defend themselves from the charges of economic sabotage, theft of property, criminal facilitation and Criminal conspiracy brought against them by the state will be heard this week at the First Judicial Circuit Court for Montserrado County in Monrovia.

According to details of the case, the prosecutors representing the interests of the Liberian Government include the Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), which indicted the defendants before the Grand jury of Montserrado county, Republic of Liberia, on October 28 2008.

The indictment sheet further indicates that the above charges are in total violation chapter 10, Section 10.2 and 10.4 of the New Penal Law of the Republic of Liberia. The indictment also stated that during the period October 2008 and thereabout, the above named defendants of the City of Monrovia and Republic of Liberia acted without any color of right.

It also added that the defendants acted without the fear of God, and in total violation of the statutory laws of Liberia made and provided, and with criminal and intent to deprive the Government of Liberia, through the National Police (LNP) did knowingly, feloniously, purposely, criminally , and willfully stole, pilfered took away and carried away, and converted the amount of US$199,800.00 into their personal use.

After the charges were read, the defendants were granted bail at that time awaiting public hearing. This week's hearing of the case is the first public hearing into the allegations.

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