Prosecution lawyers say the criminal appearance bond filed by defendant Varney Sherman and co-defendants Alex Tyler, E.C.B. Jones and Christopher Onanuga is insufficient, inadequate, invalid and above all a product of fraud.
In the exception motion filed with Criminal Court “A”, the prosecution argued that in addition, the US$150,000 bond filed by defendant Alex Tyler has not been deposited into government depository with a valid receipt issued.
Also, in an 11-count exception in the case of Varney Sherman and co-defendants E.C.B. Jones and Christopher Onahuga, prosecution said the surety has failed, refused and neglected to establish that said amount has been deposited into government depository or a reliable bank.
It an recalled that Sherman, former Lands, Mines and Energy deputy minister E.C.B Jones and Christopher Onanuga secured and filed a US$1.5 million Criminal Appearance Bond from the Omega Insurance Company, while Speaker Tyler also filed a US$150,000 Criminal Appearance Bond from Sky International Insurance Corporation to ensure their temporary release, having been ordered arrested by Criminal Court “C” Tuesday for their alleged involvement in a US$958, 0000 bribery scandal.
The exception motion was filed on Monday by prosecution lawyers led by Montserrado County Attorney Daku Mulbah with Criminal Court “C”.
The Court has, meanwhile, reserved ruling in the exception motion to a later date.