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Presidential Task Force outlines new measures

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Presidential Task Force Chair, Fanati Koffa
Presidential Task Force Chair, Fanati Koffa

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Special Presidential Taskforce has outlined a number of new measures to conduct an impartial probe in the Global Witness corruption report.

The Chairman, Fonati Koffa, said consistent with the mandate of the Task Force, the Justice Ministry will now play a prosecutory role to assist the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission in the prosecution of those indicted.

Cllr. Koffa said: “The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) will work along with the Justice Ministry in the ongoing investigation by submitting names of individuals considered as interest to the ministry and the LACC.”

Chairman Koffa spoke Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the regular press briefing of the Information Ministry in Monrovia  .He noted: “Previous GAC audit reports will be taken into consideration and a list of persons of interest will be made public for compliance screening.”

“Twelve witnesses have already been interviewed and seven hundred pages of evidence reviewed so far,”   Cllr. Koffa also disclosed that at least four persons and one corporation have been indicted and more will be indicted shortly.

In his acceptance remarks, Justice Minister, Frederick Cherue, said the ministry will rely on the Taskforce for evidence to ensure the successful prosecution of all those indicted.

Minister Cherue assured all indictees and other individuals also linked to the Global Witness report of impartial investigation without fear or favor.
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