Former house Speaker J. Alex Tyler Former house Speaker J. Alex Tyler

Ex-Speaker Tyler, Others to Testify In CBL L$16bn Trial Featured

MONROVIA,LIBERIA-Government lawyers have requested Criminal Court “C” JudgeYamieQuiquiGbeisay to summon former House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, the Secretary of the Liberian Senate, J. Narborlor S. Singbeh and other former and current officials of the government to testify in the case involving former Central Bank Governor Milton A. Weeks and three others.

The case is titled: “Republic of Liberia by and thru the Ministry of Justice Versus Milton Weeks, Elsie DossenBadio, David Farhai and KollieTamba”. Other officials also summoned include: Grand Gedeh County Senator, Marshall Dennis, Chairperson on Banking and Finance at the Liberian Senate, Cllr. Joseph K. Jallah, former legal counsel of the CBL, the Director of the Internal Audit Division of the CBL, and Cllr. KanieWesso of the the House of Representatives.
Former Speaker Tyler, Cllr. Jallah, Director of the Internal Audit Division of the CBL, Cllr. Wesso and Singbeh will appear on today, Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9 am excluding Senator Dennis who will not be present because of medical reason, which was granted by Judge Gbeisay.

The application to summon these former and current government officials was filed by Prosecution’s lead Counsel Jerry D. Garlarwolo after the discharge of the second witness Amos T. Goba of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
In his ruling, Judge Gbeisay granted the prosecution’s request by summoning the witnesses to testify in the case.

“It appears that the intent of Prosecution’s application for subpoena is that they have no other witness or witnesses to testify on today’s date. Having granted said subpoena and ordered the Clerk to issue same for tomorrow, this trial is hereby adjourned to resume tomorrow, same being the 9th of July,” Judge Gbeisay instructedIt can be recalled that the former CBL boss was indicted on June 8, 2020 along with other ex-officials of the CBL for the alleged commission of the crimes of Economic Sabotage, Fraud on the Internal Revenue, Misuse of Public Money, Property or Records, Theft/Illegal Disbursement of Public Money, Criminal Conspiracy, Theft of Property and Criminal Facilitation.

The indictment was issued on the former CBL Governor immediately after State prosecutors had dropped charges against him in the second indictment, making the current indictment the third. 
He was first arrested, charged, and taken to court in connection with the alleged printing surplus Liberian currency.

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