Liberia: Court Denies Rep. Kolubah Second Medical Leave
Monrovia – Representative Yekeh Kolubah was Wednesday, February 12, denied a request made to Criminal Court “A” at the Temple of Justice to allow him to seek medical treatment out of the country.
The Montserrado County District 10 lawmaker, who was indicted by the state in 2019 for alleged criminal charges, pleaded with the court to grant him a two week medical leave to seek medical treatment in Ghana.
Just a week after the request was made by Cllr. Findley Karngar on behalf of the Montserrado County District 10 Lawmaker, Presiding Judge Roosevelt Willie said that the court was not given “sufficient notice” to study the request.
Meanwhile, the legal counsel for Representative Kolubah took exception to Judge Willie’s Wednesday’s ruling and promised to take advantage of the law controlling.
“I took exception to Judge Willie’s ruling on legal basis and I am going to file a document soon to that court with respect to my exception but I can’t tell you now the content of my document,” said Cllr. Karngar during an interview with FrontPage Africa.
This is the second time the Montserrado County lawmaker has made a request to the court to grant him medical leave since he was indictment by the state prosecutors back in June last year.
His first medical leave was granted him on August 19, 2019 by the same court for medical reason after state prosecutors have banned him from leaving the country.
But at that time, the court had granted the lawmaker a medical leave after Dr. Abdul Haram of the Ahamidiya Clinic had provided a medical certificate to the court, in which the doctor consented that the unnamed illness from which the lawmaker was diagnosed can only be treated abroad.
Representative Kolubah, who is a stalwart of the Council of Patriots (COP), was ordered arrested with four others alleged accomplices by the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice on June 5, 2019.
He was subsequently indicted on charges of assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, kidnapping, criminal facilitation and solicitation.
Those charged alongside the lawmaker are: Oliver Konneh, Abu Keita, Mohammed Keita and Johnson Skpor.
The Police claimed they illegally arrested victim Emmanuel Freeman in Gaye Town, Old Road on June 5, 2019, stripped him naked and severely beat him with sticks and iron on his head and other parts of his body.
The indictment drawn by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County further claimed that in the process after the victim was allegedly beaten; Representative Kolubah came out of his house with a pistol in his hand and allegedly said: “This is the man we will zero tonight.”