COP Chairman Henry Costa in Sierra Leone, before Sierra Leonean authorities

MONROVIA, LIBERIA ( Varflay Kamara Reports)-The Chairman of the Council of Patriots, Henry Costa, has been arrested at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Speaking to ELBC Wednesday, the Director of Communications at the LIS, Abraham Dolley, said they were informed by their Sierra Leonean counterparts on Tuesday that Mr. Costa has been arrested.

Prior to this latest development, Mr. Costa has been invited by Liberian Immigration authorities to face investigation on allegations of forgery and theft of a lessee passé he used to enter Liberia from Ghana on December 19, 2019.

Mr. Dolley said modalities are being worked out to ensure the extradition of Mr. Costa to Liberia.

He named Forgery and Theft as crimes that have been established and acknowledged with Mr. Costa and his lawyers based on preliminary investigation.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has reported as online and broadcast Journalist on Human rights, Civil Society and development issues for the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) for about nine years. He worked in West Africa for Ghana Daily Guide Newspaper for ten years, as Human Rights Reporter, Liberia Desk Editor, and an international volunteer and Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR). He Founded the Communication for Awareness and Development, a Non for Profit International NGO and the Vision Newspaper in Ghana, as publisher, Editor-In-Chief and stringed for the Voice Of America(VOA) at the height of the refugee crisis, covering more than 42,000 Liberian refugees in Ghana including other West Africans for several years in the sub-region. Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has a BSc in modern-day Development Studies, and AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship and Founder and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Liberia leading Social enterprise, Heartbeat Tourism for Sustainable Development(HTSD), Liberia Inc. He has numerous publications on opinions and developmental issues for leading Ghanaian and Liberian newspapers and magazines and online, and has provided national and international media consultancies, and is researching for a publication on “Tourism Its Impact and Youth Employment”.


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