Liberia: Businessman Writes Chief Justice to Have Judge Eva Mappy-Morgan Pay Back US$3.3 M Illegally Withdrawn from His Company’s Account
Monrovia – Amos Brosuis, the owner of Ducor Petroleum which from which Commercial Court Judge Eva Mappy-Morgan illegally authorized the withdrawal of US$3 million when the court had frozen the account, has requested Chief Justice Francis Korkpor to have the Judge Morgan restitute the amount.
Judge Morgan was recently found guilty of breaching judicial ethics by the Judiciary Inquiry Commission (JIC) for wrongly handling the case involving Ducor Petroleum and unfreezing the account without the consent of all parties.
The JIC has recommended a one-year suspension which is pending until the Supreme Court can approve.
Mr. Brosuis recounted in his letter to the Chief Justice that the JIC investigation established that there was an agreement between Monrovia Oil Trading Company (MOTC) and Ducor Petroleum Management bank accounts no. 0221215153401 at the LBDI frozen and placed in the custody of the Commercial Court to prevent any of the disputing parties from having access to finances in Ducor receivables and bank accounts pending the final determination of the petition for accounting.
He informed the Chief Justice that Judge Morgan’s depletion of his account has left untold suffering on his children who are frequently thrown out of school.
He also described her one-year suspension as “soft”.
“It is a fact that all the illegal orders that saturated Judge Mappy Morgan is illegal conduct that led to the depletion of the Ducor accounts frozen by the court was done in her official judicial capacity not as a private citizen of Liberia, therefore the court should exert every effort to ensure that the monies are returned in the account, as the only reason the parties are before the commercial court is the result of dispute of ownership ofUS$3.352M,” he stated.