(LINA) – The head of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Church in Liberia, Rev. Pamela Moore Mwanga, has been arrested and detained for allegedly issuing fake documents and taking US$10,300 from four Liberian youths to “travel” to South Korea for a church conference.
Defendant Mwanga was early August arrested by the Crime Services Department (CSD) of the Liberia National Police, based upon a written complaint from Cllr. T. Dempster Brown, who alleged that several Liberian youths whose names are not mentioned claimed that they sustained a loss after being issued fake travel documents by the defendant.
The defendant was recently arraigned before the Monrovia City Court to answer to the charges of forgery and theft of property levied against her.
According to Police report, Rev. Mwanga is an operator and manager at the James Spriggs Payne Airport and also the head of the Family Federation For World Peace and Unification Church located on Duport Road in Paynesville.
The Police report further indicated that investigators invited four persons who were duped and statements obtained from them as witnesses.
The report added that the investigators also requested them to submit for perusal documents to support their allegations against the defendant.
The team of investigators also established that LENO Travel Agency issued a one-way plane ticket to the four Liberians to travel to South Korea for a purported church conference, but were stopped from entering that country and subsequently deported.
The Police report also stated that during the investigation, LENO Travel Agency manager Jackie
Koffa refused to answer several calls from the investigators to explain whether the four youths involved did pay for round trip tickets.
The police report pointed out that defendant Mwanga instructed the four persons to attend a workshop organized at the Church on its premises on Duport Road, after which the fake documents were issued to each one of them along with certificates making them members of the church.
During police investigation, the defendant denied the allegations.
She is currently detained at the Monrovia Central Prison awaiting court trial.