“I Was Never Jailed” – Embattled Central Agriculture Research Institute Fishery Clarifies
GBARNGA, Bong County – Police in Gbarnga, Bong County have confirmed to FrontPageAfrica that Dr. Nykoi Jonah, director of fishery at the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI), was never jailed as reported.
The police disclosure clarifies an earlier report by FrontPageAfrica that he was detained and forwarded to court for alleged forgery and financial maleficence.
Dr. Jomah was accused by the management of CARI of forging the signature of the financial officer, David Tokpa, to withdraw L$10,000 from the CARI’s account.
Dr. Jomah has since denied the allegation, describing it as untrue and a witch-hunt by the complainant, Ms. Paulette Findley, who is also the Officer-in-Charge of CARI.
But the director of crimes services division of the Liberia National Police, Inspector Kellenso Flomo, told FrontPageAfrica that Jomah has been charged for forgery, theft of property and misapplication of entrusted property.
According to police investigation, Dr. Jomah used his signature to withdraw money under the pretense of purchasing food for the animals at the institution.
The decision by the police to interrogate Dr. Jomah stemmed from communication sent by the officer-in-charge of CARI, Madam Paulette Findley requesting inquiry into claims involving Dr. Jomah.