Liberia Broadcasting System

In economic sabotage case, Govt remains rigid

By Jonathan Grigsby
The Liberian Leader, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
The Liberian Leader, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( has said the emerging situation surrounding the ongoing investigation into the corruption saga at the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) will not be taken lightly.

A statement issued Friday, August 9, 2013 by the Mnistry of Information, Culture Affairs & Tourism (MICAT) is quoted as having said:”The investigation is headed by the Justice Ministry.”

The MICAT statement also said: “The issuance of an indictment involving LAA former Managing Director, Ellen Cockrum, including several entities and individuals both in the private and public sectors was the beginning of the probe.”

“Government will proceed with the prosecution of individuals indicted and would exert all diplomatic means to make appropriate request for the extradition of those linked to the LAA case,” MICAT noted in the statement.

It added: “Any official of government, whose actions violated any law, or undermined the public trust in the discharge of his or her official duties, will be subject to appropriate actions amidst the purported audio recording containing the voices of some officials.”

Meanwhile, the Liberian Government is urging the public to allow the due process take its course as it is committed to fighting corruption without fear or favor,” the statement concluded. 


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