Monrovia – Just days after declaring his intentions to contest the Liberian presidency for only the second time in his political life, football legend George Weah could be staring down at a major legal hurdle in the U.S. State of Georgia.
The Newton County Court in the U.S. State of George has issued a warrant for the arrest of Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah for child abandonment. The petition was filed by his 10-year-old daughter's mother, Meapeh Gono Glay. Under Georgia law, child abandonment is automatically treated as a felony if the non-custodial parent, which would be Mr. Weah in this case, is out of state. And, if found guilty, Mr. Weah could face up to 12 months in prison.
FrontPageAfrica has learned that the Newton County Sheriff’s Office has put out a Warrant Outstanding Report out on Mr. Weah, the political leader of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) who is due to appear in court on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.