Liberia: Government Lawyers Drop Charges Against Three Indicted Ex-CBL Officials
Monrovia – State Lawyers have dropped charges against three indicted former officials of the Central Bank of Liberia(CBL).
The charges were dropped against Richard Walker, Dorbor Hagba and Joseph Dennis through a Nolle Prosequi without prejudice to the State.
This means the government can rearrest them when there is a cause or sufficient evidence against them.
The submission to Nolle Prosequi the case was filed by Cllr. Jery D. Garlawolo when the court(Criminal Court C) was set to hear the case.
According to Cllr. Garlawolo the State decision to drop charges against the three defendants is in line with Chapter 18, sub section 18.1 of the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) of Liberia.
In response to the State submission, the defendnats’ lawyers, Cllr. Johnny Momo interposed no objection to the State request to dropped charges against his clients.
However, in his ruling to the submission, Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay of Criminal Court C granted the State request.
“This court is left with no alternative but to grant the said request,” Judge Gbeisay ruled in the submission.
The three defendants were indicted along with other defendants on June 8, 2020 by the grand jury of Montserrado County for the alleged commission of the crimes of Economic Sabotage, Criminal Conspiracy among others.
The charges were levelled against them by the State in connection to the alleged missing L$16 Billion saga.