(L-R) Mr. Clemenceau Urey, former Chairman, NOCAL Board of Directors, a free man, Mr. Clemenceau Urey, former Chairman, NOCAL Board of Directors, a free man, and Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Court Dismisses Charges Vs Ex-NOCAL Executives, Others

Failure of government to prosecute 10 persons, eight of whom are former officials of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and the other two a former member of the House of Representatives and a secretary of the Liberian Senate, implicated in a US$120,400 “bribery scandal” were last Friday declared free of all charges against them by Criminal Court ‘C,’ at the Temple of Justice.

Coca Cola factory situated in Paynesville

CoCa-Cola US$1.8M Retrial Case Opens

The retrial of four dismissed employees of the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) began last Tuesday morning, with the defense team refusing juror trial, after their first trial ended in a hung jury.

Their decision gave Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’, where the trial was first heard, the opportunity to decide whether the defendants are guilty of the allegations.

Dismissed FDA MD Moses D. Wogbeh whose appeal was denied

Dismissed FDA Managers Lose Appeal to Drop US$6M PUP Case

Four dismissed managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), including its former managing director, Moses Wogbeh, and a senior surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy yesterday lost their appeal to drop the charges against them. They were subsequently ordered to take the witness stand to testify in a US$6m Private Use Permit (PUP) case.

David Kortie

Charges Dropped against Kortie

State lawyers dropped charges against David Kortie, the man considered as “prime defendant” in a US$12,600 economic sabotage case yesterday at the Criminal Court C.

Kortie, who is the publisher of the Flash Point Newspaper and Jusufu Morris Keita, director of communications and documentation at the Ministry of Public Works were initially indicted by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) on charges of economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property and criminal conspiracy, which government alleged it lost US$12,600.

Chief Justice Francis Korkpor making remarks at the LNBA Special Convention

If the Bar is Weak the Administration of Justice Will Be Weak

Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has reminded members of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) that if they were to allow the Bar to be weak, it means the administration of justice in the country would be likewise.

“The Bar, to which every one of us belongs, is the umbrella body of justice in this country and we as Supreme Court Justices have done everything possible to strengthen it,” Chief Justice Korkpor told the nation’s legal practitioners assembled for their annual convention.


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