“Rev. Mother” Detained For Allegedly Issuing Fake Travel Document

(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.

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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.