Liberia: Criminal Court ‘A’ Calls For Retrial In EPS Agent Alleged Murder Case, As Beings Down Hung-Verdict Against Defendant KollieMonrovia – Criminal Court ‘A’ Judge Roosevelt Willie, on Thursday, December 22, announced a retrial in the alleged murder case involving dismissed EPS Agent, Patrick Kollie. The retrial was a result of a hung verdict brought down by a 12-man jurors, who decided in the court could not derive a decision to find the defendant not guilty or guilty. Defendant Kollie, during the trial, pleaded not guilty to the indictment of murder and stated that the arm was discharged mistakenly, during a tussle with criminals at the Police Academy Junction. The juror hung-verdict decision means Defendant Kollie will still serve a prison sentence until a determination can be made in the case, following a retrial. Richard J. Scott, Jr. told FrontPageAfrica Thursday, December 22, that the Defense reserve the right to file a bond for Defendant Kollie at the current stage of the case.
December 23, 2022 08:08 UTC
Monrovia – Defendants who were charged by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County with the crimes of money laundering, illegal possessions of drugs, illegal importation of drugs and criminal conspiracy have pleaded not guilty to the charges. The defendants, appearing at Criminal Court “C” Thursday, pleaded innocent to the crime after being arraigned in open court. The four defendants Malam Conte, Adulai Djibri Djalo, Makki Admeh Issam and Oliver A. Zayzay, and others to be identified, are linked to a US$100,000,000 (One Hundred Million) money laundering case. They were indicted for commissioning the crime of Money Laundering, Unlicensed Possession of Controlled Drug, Unlicensed Importation of Controlled Drugs and Criminal Conspiracy. Their indictment noted that the act of the Defendants is contrary to Section 15.2 of the Money Laundering Act, 2.2(b) of the Penal Law of Liberia, and against the peace and dignity of Liberia.
December 23, 2022 08:00 UTC
When asked about this purported aunt called Lisa Jackson, whom it is reported to have administered injections to Angel, he said they do not know any Lisa Jackson to be attached to their family. Neither do they know her as any “legal guardian” to Angel as is reportedly in the school’s file. “It is one Prince Nelson, who is the contact person for Angel and not Lisa, or maybe Lisa Jackson is Prince’s wife. Edwina Barchu, differed with the uncle not knowing about Ms. Jackson being the “legal guardian” of Angel. “Records revealed to us that Madam Lisa Jackson was the guardian of the deceased Angel Nagbe.
December 22, 2022 11:22 UTC
He added that the funding was raised and provided by citizens hailing from Bomi who are residing in some countries in the diaspora. “We have come to identify with this institution and present assorted and other food items during this festive. The Bomi Diaspora Association became interested in your story when they heard that your property was burglarized and food items and others were taken away. And this is why we are here.”The group also provided similar items to the disabled community in Tubmanburg, Bomi County. “A good number of us were born in Bomi and Bomi did a lot for us when we were growing up.
December 22, 2022 11:22 UTC
Monrovia – The Supreme Court is currently troubled by the latest report about the news of widespread illness and reported deaths at the Monrovia Central Prison and has therefore ordered the release of some pre-trial detainees. “It’s something very terrible; the lack of food, no medical attention, no safe drinking water, and the prison is overcrowded,” a source within the Monrovia Central Prison said. As a means of decongesting the facility, Minister Tarawali noted that the government has begun the construction of extra prison facilities at the Monrovia Central Prison. However, a week following said meeting, the Supreme Court of Liberia has instructed magistrates to release pre-trial detainees amidst reports of a looming health crisis at the central prison. According to prison officials, the prison is overcrowded as such they have vowed not to allow any more inmates until measures are instituted to address overcrowding at the Monrovia Central Prison.
December 21, 2022 11:08 UTC
Liberia: Prince Johnson ‘Steps Aside’ as Standard Bearer of the Movement for Democratic Reconstruction, Sen. Koung to Take OverMONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has reliably learned that Senator Prince Y. Johnson (Nimba County, MDR) has agreed and is prepared to turn over his authority as the head of his own Movement for Democratic Reconstruction (MDR) to Senator Jeremiah Koung whom many describe as Sen. Johnson’s godson. This news comes days ahead of the MDR’s convention scheduled for Thursday, December 22, 2022 in Ganta, Nimba County. The Nimba County Senator recognized the Collaborating Political Party Standard Bearer’s contribution by describing him as a good humanitarian. Speaking a local radio station in Ganta, Sen. Koung said both him and Senator Johnson were unsure of their support for Pres. Sen. Koung: “I am not happy with the CDC Government,” Sen. Koung said.
December 21, 2022 11:08 UTC
MONROVIA – Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP) Executive Director Madam Brenda Moore has been elected Deputy Presiding Officer for West Africa at the African Union on Economic, Social & Cultural Council (ECOSOCC). Madam Moore is the first female and Liberian to serve as Deputy Presiding Officer since the organization was established in 2004. Henry Karmo, [email protected]“I am truly honored to have been elected to serve as Deputy Presiding Officer (DPO) for West Africa at the African Union’s ECOSOCC. She further said in her acceptance remarks that her role also involves engaging with member states, various parliamentarians, media, and civil society organizations of the ECOWAS region” Madam Moore lamented. The ECOSOCC General Assembly has a tenure of four years.
December 20, 2022 08:49 UTC
–More Questions Than Answers…MONROVIA – What led to the untimely death of 13-year-old Willvette Angel Nagbe of Ricks Institute is still unknown. Some have pointed accusing fingers at Ricks Institute, where she attended primary school before she met her premature death few days ago. Reacting to media reports, Ricks Institute said the deceased sister, Trence, allegedly admitted to seeing this aunt or family friend, injecting her sister Angel. She enrolled at the Ricks Institute in the 4th grade during the academic year of 2019. The family members of Willvette Angel Nagbe were very angry upon hearing the report and accused the police of being bias.
December 20, 2022 08:49 UTC
Passing the MCC scorecard comes with hefty assistance to the country meeting all the criteria prepared by the Board in accordance with the Act establishing the MCC. By Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]comIn this Fiscal Year, the MCC scored Liberia high in Control of Corruption and Democratic Rights. Under Economic Freedom, Liberia scored 38 percent under Fiscal Year, with a score of 4.1, while recording 7.0 under Inflation. Liberia passed according to the MCC scorecard but is not among the countries selected for assistance. “The Board selected the following eligible countries for such assistance for FY 2023: Senegal, The Gambia, and Togo.
December 19, 2022 17:30 UTC
MONROVIA – Fifteen years after the death of 13-year-old Angel Togba that shook the nation, the death of another 13-year-old Angel – Angel Nagbe – is about to cause a stir in the country. The family counter-argued that Angel, prior to her demise, showed no symptoms of ailment. “Madam Nancy and other family members got a motorcycle that chased the bus conveying the students but to no avail. Edwin Dorley, Vice Principal for Student Affairs and Religion, the school nurse, Madam Nancy, and other family members embark on the vehicle of Rev. Edwin Dorley, after the pronouncement of Willvette Angel Nagbe demise, was disrespectful to the bereaved family.
December 19, 2022 09:03 UTC
I am not within the deep concentric circle of President Weah. Indeed the administration is deeply flawed just as all throughout our history but with one nagging difference. The inability to construct a positive model of engagement with the US Government despite efforts and payment of hefty sums to lobbyists on K Street. While Ellen traverses the planet as the darling of the West despite a hugely flawed and dishonest domestic governance style. His relations with Washington is polite but deeply contorted.
December 19, 2022 07:08 UTC
THIS IS WHY we at FrontPageAfrica extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Willvette Angel Nagbe, the 13-year-old Ricks Institute student who died while on a field trip on December 12. ANGEL, from our findings, was full of life, and always willing to participate. HER SUDDEN death has sparked claims and counter claims between the school administration and the bereaved family. SHE WAS pronounced dead on arrival at the Redemption Hospital upon her return from a field trip organized by the school. Madam Nancy promptly requested to speak with the supervisor who was assigned to the kids on the bus.
December 19, 2022 07:00 UTC
Hundreds of supporters of one of Liberia’s main opposition groupings, the Collaborating Political Parties, have begun their much-anticipated protest, known as "We Tiyah Suffering." The protest started with a walk from the CPP headquarters at Catholic Junction to the SKD Sports Complex. He was joined by his wife Theresa, the protest chief organizer, Lewis Brown, and other leading figures within the party. The police provided unrestricted access to those who had gathered at the protest ground from other locations in Montserrado County. The protest, which the CPP promised should be a peaceful rally, is at present peaceful, with police providing security, among others.
December 17, 2022 15:15 UTC
WASHINGTON DC – United States President Joe Biden has called on six African leaders, including President George Weah, to ensure peaceful, free, fair, and transparent elections in their respective countries come 2023. His warning comes after three of Weah’s officials were sanctioned by the United States Treasury Department which led to their resignation from the government. U.S. is ‘all in’ on Africa’s futurePrior to the meeting with the six leaders, President Biden delivered his keynote address at the Walter Washington International Conference Center. “This is an enormous opportunity — an enormous opportunity for Africa’s future, and the United States wants to help make those opportunities real. To get things done differently, U.S. officials have announced that President Biden will set up committees that will be responsible to ensure these agreements and programs are implemented successfully.
December 16, 2022 13:05 UTC
Monrovia – Liberians have expressed their opinions about the December 17 rally that will be hosted by the opposition Collaborating Political Parties. Some say the rally is right while others say it is untimely. FrontPageAfrica was in the streets talking with Liberians days before the much talk about we are tired of suffering protests. We say no to the protest, Liberians are tired of the protest. I believe that this protest is timely and we all Liberians need to rally around the organizers of the protest.
December 16, 2022 11:17 UTC