LIBERIA: Court Drops Economic Sabotage Charge Against Musa Bility

The Presiding Judge of Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice, Judge Peter W. Gbenewelleh, has dismissed the indictment against Liberia Football Association president and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) Musa Bility, one of four defendants charged with  economic sabotage by the Liberian Government.

It can be recalled that the Liberian Government during the 2013 May Term of Court indicted Liberia Football Association President Musa Bility, former Liberia Airport Authority Managing Director Ellen Corkrum and four others on multiple criminal offenses including economic sabotage involving millions of United States.

Judge Gbenewelleh rendered the judgment Friday, when he granted Mr. Bility’s motion to dismiss the indictment against him, for government’s failure to prosecute him during the succeeding term of court, after his indictment, as provided for under the law.

The five-count motion filed by Bility’s lawyer said as chairman of the Board of Directors, Bility did not have the statutory responsibility for the day- to- day running of the LAA.

 Presiding Judge,Gbenewelleh also ordered that Mr. Bility’s bond filed with the court which secured his release on bail pending the determination of the case, be returned to him with immediate effect.

Judge Gbenewelleh pointed out that the dismissal of the indictment against Mr. Bility is without prejudice to the state.

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