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Criminal Court ‘C’ Judge recuses himself…

Fabine Kwiah/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Criminal Court 'C',Monrovia
Criminal Court 'C',Monrovia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Criminal Court C. Judge on Thursday, September 26, 2019 recused himself from the ongoing missing billion Liberian Dollar case, involving five indicted Central Bank of Liberia officials.

Judge Blamo Dixon did not give reason in open court but government lawyers took an exception to the Judge’s recusal and said that they will take advantage of the law.

He said initially he was the assigned judge in his hometown, Grand Kru County, but was later reassigned at Criminal Court, replacing Judge Peter Gbenewelleh.

Judge Dixon said:” The Chief Justice is the only person clothed with the authority to assign judges.”

Defendants Charles Sirleaf, Milton Weeks, Dorbor Hagba, Richard Walker and Joseph Dennis were indicted by the Liberian Government for allegedly stealing over two-billion Liberian Dollars.

The Government maintained that the defendants were not authorized to print excess Liberian Dollars, thus charging them with money laundering, economic sabotage, criminal facilitation and criminal conspiracy.

Defendants Charles Sirleaf and Joseph Dennis were bailed out because of medical reasons, while the others secured valid criminal appearance bond, with a mandate that their passports be turned over to the court.

 


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