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Govt reaffirms its commitment to extradite Cockrum, others

By Arthur Douglas
Madam Ellen Cockrum
Madam Ellen Cockrum

( Justice Ministry has reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing the extradition of Madam Ellen Cockrum, Melvin Johnson and Mamandi Diang.

The three were indicted for economic sabotage in relations to corruption at the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).

Solicitor General, Betty Lamin Blamo, said: “The ministry is working on an extradition request for the three indictees from the United States to face trial in Liberia.”

According to Cllr. Blamo, the ministry has also taken steps to serve indictment and rate on the corporate entities involved, including Diaspora Consultancy and Melvin Johnson and Associates in the United States.

The Solicitor General spoke Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at a press conference in Monrovia.

Justice Minister, Christiana Tah, noted: “The conference was aimed at addressing cross-cutting issues and public concerns as they relate to justice and the rule of law in the country.”

Issues addressed at the press conference include the status of the audit reports, the Human Right Watch Reports against the LNP, and the recent invitation of the National Patriotic Party Chairman, Chief Cyril Allen.

Heads of various state security agencies present at the press conference, include the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, Drug Enforcement Agency, Liberia National Police and the National Fire Service.


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