BREAKING: Justice Minister Dean Asked to Account for “Any Payment(s)” He Received Between 2006 to 12 from GOL’s Domestic Arrears Payment
Monrovia – Cllr. Arthur T. Johnson, Special Independent Prosecutor and Chairman, Assets Investigation, Restitution and Recovery Team (AIRRET), is requesting Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean, Sr. to account for payment he might have received under domestic arrears payment scheme during the first term of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Cllr. Johnson’s letter to Justice Minister Dean reads: “I have the honour most respectfully to present compliments of the Assets Investigation, Restitution and Recovery Team (AIRRET) and in my own name and request that you confirm if you received any payment(s) in USD or LD under the Domestic Arrears payment scheme during the period 2006 to 2012 for goods or services rendered successive transitional administrations of GOL. If confirmed, please attach copy of evidence of such payment(s) you received for the purpose of this exercise.”
The AIRRET Special Independent Prosecutor and Chairman further informed the Attorney General of the Republic in an August 20, 2019 letter (copy in this newspaper’s possession) that the payment of domestic arrears authorized by former President Sirleaf during her first term is one of the major cases being handled by his AIRRET and so his prompt response will contribute immense to the success of his exercise.
All efforts to reach the Justice Minister for reaction proved futile.