The General Manager of Ducor Petroleum Incorporated (DPI), Mr. Amos P.K. Brosius has been acquitted by Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice after being accused by the management of the Monrovia Oil Trading Company (MOTC) and one of the sons of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, James Sirleaf of stealing over US$1.7m from the coffer of the company which claimed of having 90% shares in Ducor.
Since the start of the trial, the accused who stood firm to prove his innocence throughout the case, denied charges leveled against him by the MOTC management and Mr. James Sirleaf.
In his ruling, Judge Peter Gbemewelleh who presided over the case during the weeklong trial said the facts presented by the prosecution were unconvincing to convict the defendant of theft of property as being alleged by the MOTC management.
The Judge also disclosed that figures presented by the state as evidence were unclear as to the amount mentioned in the indictment, and said the evidence adduced by state lawyers were insufficient to convict the accused, noting, “State persecutors did not prove the case beyond reasonable doubts in order to convict the defendant of the crime in keeping with law. Mr. Amos P. K. Brosius is not guilty of the crime, because the state’s failure to establish their case against him,” the Judge in his ruling stressed.
Mr. Brosius was indicted in 2012 on three counts including property theft, economic sabotage and criminal conspiracy. The five-page indictment was reportedly programed by Mr. James Sirleaf (President Ellen Johnson Son) with the sole purpose of taking over the Company.
James Sirleaf claimed that Amos Brosius why serving as General Manager of Ducor Petroleum Incorporated for years received the amount in question and misapplied same, and allegation that could be proven by James Sirleaf and his MOTC management.