Liberia/June 5, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/151 views /Liberia Liberia: Prosecutors Want Judge Out of Central Bank Economic Sabotage Caseshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Monrovia – Prosecution lawyers in the economic sabotage case involving five Central Bank officials are requesting the Supreme Court Justice-In-Chamber to prohibit Judge Peter Gbeneweleh from hearing the motion to justify the bonds of the Defendants. Report by Kennedy L. Yangian, [email protected] This latest request from the prosecution surfaced when the Judge was expected to hand down a ruling into the said motion on Monday, June 3, but he could not. Prosecution’s petition was filed to the Supreme Court Justice-In-Chamber Joseph Nagbe. Judge Gbeneweleh’s ruling could have centered on whether to endorse the bonds of the five Defendants or reject the bonds and give the Defendants time to augment their bonds. The prosecutors’ petition to the Justice-In-Chamber alleged that the five Defendants including the former Governor Milton Weeks were jointly indicted for (LRD 2,645,000,000.00) Liberian Dollars bank notes and (US$835,367,72) and were required to post a criminal appearance bond in the tone of ½ of that combined total. ALSO READ Another Commendable Move, Mr. PresidentRelated Posts The state lawyers added that if the Liberian Dollars bank notes of (2,645,000,000.00) alone is divided by the CBL money exchange of L$160 to US$1.00 the amount in United States Dollars will amount to US$16,531, 250.00 and when this amount is divided among five Defendants means that each Defendant is required to post the bail bond of US$3,306, 250.00). According to the prosecutors, Defendant Weeks only posted a property valuation bond that is equivalent to a paltry sum of a little over US$900,319, while each of the other Co-defendants posted the bond equivalent of US$60,000 which clearly demonstrates that the entire bond which has been filed by the Defendants is far less than the US$2 million. ALSO READ Liberia: UMU Administration Expels Five Students for Sharing Nude Video on Social MediaThe state lawyers further stated in the petition that the former Judge of the court Boima Kontoe, who was in charge when the five Defendants were arrested, acted in error when he signed the bond without taking into consideration the statutory requirement. The lawyers argued that this conduct was a judicial act that cannot be overturned by the current Judge Gbeneweleh, and for him to continue the motion to justify the bond amounts to a review of the decision of his predecessor is illegal. The petition, signed by Assistant Justice Minister for Litigation Cllr. Wesseh A. Wesseh, Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Martin and Director of Financial Crimes Cllr. Jerry Garlawolo called on the Justice-In-Chamber to prohibits, inhibits and restrains Judge Gbeneweleh from further hearing the motion as the former Judge acted in error that cannot be set aside by him and doing so could be illegal. ALSO READ Meet Fubbi Henries, the Victim Advocating for a Liberian War Crimes Court“ That your honor will set aside the bail bonds filed by the Defendants and order that they be made to file a new bail bond consistent with the amounts charged in the indictment or be imprisoned until they can file a new bail bond,” said the state prosecutors. In the wake of the state lawyers’ writ of prohibition, the Justice-In-Chamber will have to schedule the case where there will be hearing to be followed by a decision. Post Views: 229 Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Liberia share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSource: Liberian Senate Intervened to Stop Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor from Resigningnext articleLiberia: UN Women Train 50 Rural Women To Enhance Agro-food Trade, Access to MarketRelated Posts435 shares Liberia/June 24, 2019 /No Comment ‘Not Intimidated’: District No. 15 Candidate Replies Liberian President After ‘Little Girl’ Rants437 shares Liberia/June 24, 2019 /No Comment Liberia: Gov’t, EU Break Ground For 33kv Power Station to Light 38,000 HomesFemale Prelates Ready to Hold ‘Africa For Jesus’ Conference in Liberia‘IMF US$100 to Liberia Is Both Loan and Grant’ – Amara Konneh Clarifies‘Crowd Supremacy’Weah ‘Punches’ UreyUN Boss In Liberia Re-assignedGov’t, Indian Consulate General Celebrate60-Yr-Old Farmer Gets Life ImprisonmentGov’t Lawyers’ Delay Again Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.