Liberia: LACC Acting Chair Sued For US$2M Damage


MONROVIA – The Acting Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. Kanio Bai Gbala has been sued for Damage for defamation of professional character by the former Executive Director of LACC,  Mohammed Fahnbulleh at Sixth Judicial Circuit Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice.

Mr. Fahnbulleh (plaintiff) in his complaint informed the court that, he struggled several years to build his professional career and profiled himself reputable, professional and outstanding in his performances over the years.

In count three of his complaint, he pointed out that he made efforts, applied , sat interview for the position of Country Director for Wipe Our Tears Foundation and his name was submitted for appointment to the Board but was denied the  position based upon the fact that his professional credibility has been injured by comments attributed to him by the Acting Chairperson of the LACC (defendant) which denied him the opportunity for employment and also destroyed and injured his good, excellent and reputable professional character.

Mr. Fahnbulleh told the court that the publications against him by the acting Chairperson  while at the same time his employment  terminated has created dark cloud on his future employment opportunities and leaving his livelihood of his family and dependents of 20 in the cold.

He however prayed the Civil Law Court indicating, “Your Honor and this Honorable court to grant unto the plaintiff (Fahnbulleh) USD 500,000.00 for lost earning, USD 500,000.00 for future lost earning, USD 500,000.00 for loss of business and economic opportunities that plaintiff is now suffering and other Plaintiff will suffer as a result of defendant action, and USD 500,000.00 for psychological trauma or mental anguish being suffered by the plaintiff “ amongst other things he added.

Meanwhile, the court on Wednesday April 13, 2021 issued a writ of summons against Cllr. Kanio Gbai and commanded to file his returns on or before April 18, 2021.