Gov’t, Banks Produce Evidence In Sable Mining Bribery Case

Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, Chairman of the Special Presidential Taskforce (SPTF) Investigating the alleged Stable Mining Bribery Scandal
Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, Chairman of the Special Presidential Taskforce (SPTF) Investigating the alleged Stable Mining Bribery Scandal

In keeping with a ten-day ultimatum issued by Criminal Court “C”, State prosecutors have submitted 93 pieces of documentary evidence to the Clerk of the Court.

The action grew out of a motion calling for the disclosure of and access to evidence being held by prosecutors filed by the legal team of the former Speaker of the House of Representative J. Alex Tyler.

In his December 15 ruling, Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay of Criminal Court ‘C’ “ordered Prosecution to within 10 days beginning December 16, make available the evidence as demanded by defendant.
The evidences are prosecutors’ reliance to prosecute the case Government of Liberia versus persons indicted in the Sable Mining bribery case.

Senator Varney Sherman, Sherman and Sherman Inc., former Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler, former Lands, Mines and Energy Deputy Minister E.C.B. Jones, Christopher Onanuga and Sable Mining were in May this year indicted and charged with the crimes of Bribery, Economic Sabotage, Criminal Facilitation and Criminal Solicitation.

Tyler is undergoing a separate trial based upon a motion he filed with the court at the start of the trial.
Meanwhile, six banking institutions subpoenaed by Criminal Court “C” have submitted the banking accounts of those indicted in the Sable Mining bribery scandal case being prosecuted at the court.

Banks that have submitted accounts of the indicted officials include Afriland Bank, LBDI, UBA, ECOBANK, International Bank and Access Bank.

Of the six, Access Bank has reported that it does not have account for any of the indicted persons.
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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.