Liberia: Cummings Denied By Criminal Court ‘A’ From Leaving Liberia To Visit Sick Mother


MONROVIA — Criminal Court ‘A’ Resident Judge Roosevelt Willie has placed an embargo on ANC Political Leader Alexander Cummings’ trip to the United States of America to attend to his ailing mother.

This follows the granting of defense lawyers’ request to the Court by Magistrate Jomah Jallah regarding Cummings’ brief departure to the United States of America to attend to his mother on March 25.

Judge Willie Friday’s March 11, decision according to our courtroom Correspondent, instructed Magistrate Jallah to stop all legal proceedings surrounding Cummings’ criminal trial at Monrovia City Court.

Magistrate Jallah and the parties’ lawyers have been mandated to appear before Judge Willie on Wednesday, March 16, for the legal conference at 2:00 PM at Criminal Court ‘A’.

Our Judicial Correspondent further disclosed that Judge Roosevelt Willie’s action was based on the application for Summary Proceeding filed before the Court by Government Chief Prosecutor, Cllr. Syrenius Cephus seeking to undo Magistrate Jamah Jallah’s March 11, action.

The ANC Political Leader and two of his officials, the party’s Chairman Senator Daniel Naatehn and Secretary-General Aloysius Toe are on trial at Monrovia City Court on allegations of criminal conspiracy and forgery.