8 September 2017

Liberia: Patel Executive Kicks Back At Media Report

Caesar R. Morris, Chief Communication officer of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) has rubbished reports in some media outlets that he was jailed on allegations of fraud.

Media reports suggested that Monrovia City Court Magistrate Kennedy Peabody had ordered that the PATEL executive sent to jail on charge of fraud over a communication that purportedly dethroned the embattled chairman of the group, Presley Tenwah.

Morris, in his reaction said the publications were untrue in that he was released on bail and never went to jail as was reported.

He said "I was charged for forgery, criminal coercion and harassment. And everyone knows that there is a big difference from being charged for a crime and being guilty or sentenced for a crime."

"Being a member and also head of communications of PATEL, I was instructed on August 11th by the body to serve Presley Tenwah dismissal letter and publish said information on the official website of PATEL thereby informing the general public about happenings in the organization", he said.

Presley Tenwah, former acting chairman of PATEL, was removed by a board resolution signed by majority of the seven incorporators, executives and members of the group for breach of trust, amongst others.

He said "I was only doing my job as chief communication officer of PATEL. My action to obey the governing body of our union is a decision I stand by and can never be consider criminal. I was never jailed as claimed."

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