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Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission indicts Nat’l Elections Commission Chairperson

by Maximilian K. Kasseh jr

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has held the National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairperson, Davidetta Brown-Lansanah for conflict of interest.

The Anti-Corruption Commission has further indicted Madam Lansanah for money laundering, insider trading and market manipulations.

LACC says TUMA Enterprises, a firm that procured thermometers during the By-Elections, is owned by two brothers of the NEC Boss.

According to LACC’s investigations, TUMA Enterprises is owned and operated by Madam Lansanah and Arnold Badio.

The investigations also uncovered that NEC paid to TUMA Enterprises over one-hundred-eighty-two-thousand United States Dollars for the thermometers.

The NEC Boss has since admitted to NEC investigations.

At the same time, the LACC has vindicated several former and current officials of the Government of Liberia of corruption.

It has cleared former Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) Managing Director, Bishop Allen Klayee and Chief Financial Officer George Yuoh, of any criminal liability.

The Anti-Corruption Commission Executive Director, Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin, told a press conference on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, that both officials were investigated for pay roll paddling and financial impropriety.

LACC is, however, recommending to the Liberian Airport Authority to institute appropriate human resource policies and procedures to safe guard the entity.

The LACC has also exonerated Herbert McCauley of the National Transit Authority (LTA) of criminal liability.

Meanwhile, the LACC has warned that its investigations will not be done based on hearsay.

Executive Director Martin said:” The Commission’s investigations will be squarely carried out based on facts and evidences, and while the institution is keen on fighting corruption, there will be zero tolerance for falsehood.”

In the meantime, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission says it will officially present certificate of clearances to Bishop Allen Klayee and others for complying with the Commission’s investigations.

By: Emmanuel Kollie

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