President Weah Withdraws Charles Gibson Nomination As Justice Minister
Monrovia – President George Weah has withdrawn the nomination of his Minister of Justice/Attorney General following multiple staining media reports on his integrity.
Report by Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]
President Weah made the withdrawal on February 7, 2018 in an official communication to the Senate Pro-Temp Hon. Albert Chie.
Cllr. Charles Gibson was amongst the first batch of nominees named by the President on Jan. 22 but his confirmation was delayed by the Senate until his withdrawal.
Cllr. Gibson recently enjoyed justice tampered with mercy when the Supreme Court lifted a his suspension from the direct and indirect practice of law within the bailiwick of Liberia. The suspension was precipitated ethical transgression.
It was established that by the Grievance and Ethical Committee that Cllr. Gibson misappropriated US$25,322.00 from a client.
His suspension was lifted by the High Court after he restituted the amount.
He was also accused by a lady identified as Freda Mensah, believed to be in her late 60s of attempting to shortchange her on a 75-acre farmland he was selling on her behalf.
According to her, Cllr. Gibson received an initial payment of US$22,000 but reported only US$2,000.
According to our sources, President Weah is contemplating nominating Cllr. Musa Dean or Cllr. Oswald Tweh to the position.