Liberia: Sen. Nyoblee Drags Bility, Others To Court over Alleged Altering of Party’s Constitution


Monrovia – A fraction of the Liberty Party (LP) headed by its embattled political leader, Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, has filed a lawsuit against the chairman of the party, Musa Bility for the alleged altering of the LP’s constitution.

Bility, Secretary General Martin A. Kollah are facing criminal charges for alleged forgery, criminal conspiracy and criminal facilitation.

The complainants are alleging that the defendants connived and conspired as well as purposely, criminally and intentionally alter the constitution of the Liberty Party, following its convention and submitting said document to the National Elections Commission.

As a result, both Bility and Kollah have been ordered arrested by Monrovia City Court Judge Jomah Jallah, to answer to the allegations.

This, brings to four, the number of criminal cases being issued on members of the CPP, following the first which was issued by the government, through a former member, Mr. Benoni W. Urey of the All Liberian Party, against Mr. Alexander B. Cummings of the Alternative National Congress.

Cummings’ legal team has also filed a Summary Proceeding in Circuit Court ‘A’ challenging Judge Jomah Jallah’s ruling requesting Defendant Cummings to provide evidence against himself for government to prosecute him.

On the other hand, Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon was recently issued a lawsuit at the Civil Law Court by embattled Chairman Bility, with an attachment, compelling him to file an indemnity bond of Two Million United States Dollars (the US$2,000000) to prevent his incarceration at the Monrovia Central Prison.

Just as Dillon, a key figure within the CPP is battling the legal process, this latest criminal lawsuit popped out against two other key members of CPP, Musa Bility and Martin A. Kollah, who will now have to legally defend the alleged criminal lawsuit before him.

Government, by and through Romeo Comer, Jeremy Russell, and Napoleon II. Weah of the City of Monrovia is the plaintiffs in the above-mentioned case, while Musa Hassan Bility and Martin A. Kollah, of the City of Monrovia, are the Defendants.

“You are hereby commanded to arrest the living bodies of Musa Hassan Bility and Martin A. Kollah, to be identified, defendants and forthwith bring them before the Monrovia City Magisterial Court, Temple of Justice to answer to the crime of Forgery, Criminal Conspiracy, and Criminal Facilitation, based upon the oath and complaint of the Republic of Liberia, by and through the Ministerial Officers, Plaintiff in which it is substantially alleged as follow to wit,” Judge Jallah stated in the writ.

The writ against the two further maintained that during January, A.D. 2021, in the Monrovia, Montserrado County and Gbarnga, Bong County respectively, the defendants being there and then with the intent of allegedly deceiving the membership and partisans of the Liberty Party as well as the public, connived and conspired and purposely, criminally and intentionally did alter the Constitution of the Liberty Party, after it’s a convention and submitted the said documents to the National Elections Commission, knowing fully well that they were not authorized to so do, neither were they the conveners of the said convention, which it described as a wicked and criminal intent.

The writ states that the alleged act of the defendants being unlawful, criminal, illegal, and intentional violates sections 15.70 and 10.2, 10.3 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.

Besides a falling-apart CPP, the Liberty Party itself has had internal wrangling as a result of allegations of altering its constitution, with the Standard Bearer Senator Nyonblee Kangar Lawrence and Senator Dillon on one end, pointing fingers at embattled Chairman Bility and Martin Kollah.

The National Elections Commission has already recognized the document submitted to her by Mr. Bility, but Senator Lawrence who was recently suspended alongside Dillon and others is still protesting that the condition at NEC is not the original.

As a result, there has been an internal fight, between the Suspended Standard Bearer, thereby creating two factions of the Liberty Party.