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Supreme Court lifts ban on Cllr. Cephus

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Cllr. Serenius Cephus
Cllr. Serenius Cephus

( 14, 2015)-The Supreme Court of Liberia has lifted the three-month suspension imposed on Cllr. Serenius Cephus.

The Liberia News Agency (LINA) quotes Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor, as saying: “The lifting of the suspension gives Cllr. Cephus the go-ahead to resume legal practice in Liberia.”

Chief Justice Korkpor also said: “The Supreme Court has also restored Cllr. Cephus’ status as Counselor- at- Law of the Supreme Court’s Bar.”

It can be recalled that the 3-month suspension was imposed on Counselor Cephas on April 7, 2015, by the Supreme Court, because of his disrespectful conduct to the court.

Lifting the suspension Wednesday, July 8, Chief Justice Korkpor said: “The Court deems it necessary to suspend Cllr. Cephas, due to his disrespectfulness to the court.”

The Liberian Chief Justice stressed the need for serious rules to prevent Lawyers from disrespecting the court.

At the same time, the Supreme Court of Liberia has reserved ruling in the 2014 Senatorial Election irregularity complaint against Senator Gbleh-bo Brown and the National Elections Commission (NEC).

The election-related complaint was filed by Maryland County Representative, Bhofal Chambers.
Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor, said ruling in the case will be made following the issuance of a notice of assignment.

Chief Justice Korkpor took the decision Wednesday, July 8, 2015, following legal arguments in the case.

In their argument, lawyers representing Representative Chambers said: “Our client was not accorded due process during NEC’s investigation into his compliant of election irregularities.”

They therefore requested the Supreme Court to order the NEC to conduct an investigation into Representative Chambers’ complaint, in keeping with the due process.


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