Major Legal Showdown Imminent

Major Legal Showdown Imminent Featured

Reports from the ongoing 2.6bn Central Bank of Liberia(CBL) case involving former Executive Governor Milton A. Weeks and the Board of Governors say the Minister of Justice Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Jr. is expected to face the Solicitor- General, Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus when he is subpoenad by the defense team to testify against the Liberian Government.

According to the reports, corroborated by multiple independent legal sources, the exercise will be the greatest and perhaps one of the major legal showdowns between the two most criminal lawyers in the country.Cllr. Cephus, the reports divulged, is leading the government team against the defendants for the crimes of theft, economic sabotage , criminal conspiracy, fraud on the internal revenue of Liberia among others.A twist in the trial came when the defense team presented a letter allegedly written by Cllr. Dean claiming that all of the money printed was accounted for, meaning there's no disappearance of 2.6bn. But evidence that this is being produced in court by the Solicitor General shows discrepancies in the parking list produced by the CBL from which 2.6bn is unaccountef for, meaning, the evidence adduced stemmed from what the CBL itself has given investigators.

There's a record to prove that Cllr. Dean was duly briefed prior to the drafting of the new indictment and approved the prosecution of the case against Governor Weeks and the Board of Governors .Further, evidence gathered also shows that several meetings were held at both the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and the Ministry of Justice(MoJ) and the Attorney General(AG) was informed and he approved those meetings.“If the AG allows himself to become a witness for the defendants against an indictment that he has approved, it will be the greatest faceoff between him and the Solicitor General,” some legal pundits asserted . Meanwhile, the trial is ongoing at the Criminal Court “C”, which is situated at the Temple of Justice on Capitol Hill Monrovia.


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