LIBERIA: Deputy Commerce Minister Arrested For ‘Bad Checks’

marvie2Stephen Marvie, the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry was reportedly upon the order of the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice and charged for issuing bad checks to a business woman early this week.

According to court order, Minister Marvie`s arrest was predicated upon a complaint filed by Marwen Marvie (relationship not stipulated in the writ), who stated that on the 19th day of March in Monrovia, defendant Marvie did issue to her a check to be drawn from the Liberia Bank for Development & Investment (LBDI).

According to the writ of arrest, the US$6,000 written on the check when presented to the teller for encashment the same was dishonored by the bank. The writ noted that the action was in contrary to section 15.58 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.

“The alleged act of the defendant being unlawful, wicked illegal and intentional is in violation of the law cited above, there and then, the crime herein defendant did he commit,” the writ noted.

Meanwhile, he has been released on bill at the Monrovia City Court arrest by police

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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.