UPDATE: Now Confirmed The Closure Of LIB24 105.1 FM Radio Station

LIB 24 105.1 FM Owner, Benoni Urey and political leader of the ALP
LIB 24 105.1 FM Owner, Benoni Urey and political leader of the ALP

It has now been confirmed that the LIB24 105.1 FM radio station owned and operated by Liberian businessman turned politician and political leader of the All Liberia Party (ALP), Mr. Benoni Urey has been closed by the some court officers today.

According an employee of the entity, Mr. C.B. Dennis, the radio and television stations were shut down with some equipment taken away by court sheriff who asked all the employees top vacate to building that houses the station before it was shut down.

The closure of the radio and television stations come two after the ‘Costa Show’ was been aired by its producer, Henry Costa whose station, Voice 102.7 FM was closed by the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) on grounds that it was operating  under ‘dubious’ status.

Mr. Henry Costa
Mr. Henry Costa

Yesterday’s edition of the Costa Show was again critical on the Liberian Government, especially on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf describing her as ‘Big Boy One’ making reference of the Global Witness report where it was reported that ‘Big Boy One and Big Two’ were the center of the Stable Mining bribing scandal which linked several officials of the Liberian government and others.

Mr. Henry Costa on the show on Friday, August 12, 2016 expressed disappointment in the GLOBAL WITNESS report for not including or highlighting the letter written by President Sirleaf to House Speaker Tyler.

“I am disappointed in the way ‪‎GLOBAL WITNESS presented a report leaving out a very important space of evidence   in their investigation.”

This letter exposes the identity of Big Boy 1 who we have been looking for who happens to be Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.” Mr. Costa noted.

On this show, the Costa Show yesterday several callers agreed that indeed President Sirleaf should also be investigated in the Stable Mining bribing scandal.

It is not clear as to whether the closure of the LIB 24 105.1 is in connection to the airing of the Costa Show on the station, however,  our investigation continue.

following the news of the closure of the station, our staff contacted the management of the LTA through one of its media experts, Mr. Blamo Roberson who said the LTA management had no knowledge about this latest development regarding the closure of the radio station.

Detail will follow in our subsequent posting.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.