Liberia’s Corruption Task Force Executes ‘Probable Cause Arrests’

VSherman_cotol_standardbearer{VOA NEWS} – Liberia’s main opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), is calling on all officials implicated in the ongoing alleged corruption scandal to recuse themselves from their current positions while the prosecutorial process takes place.

Mulbah Morlue, vice chairman for operations and mobilization for the CDC says more than 300 Liberians will embark on a hunger strike Wednesday to drive home their point.

“Ninety-five percent of all the individuals citizens are members of the might Congress for Democratic Change who have said enough is enough, who have said we are tired of the widespread prevalence of endemic corruption at all sectors of the governance process, and have decided to take desperate measures in the interest of the state to promote the interest of democratic government,” Morlue said.

The corruption report by the Britain-based Global Witness alleges that over $950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments were made to top Liberian officials by the Britain-based Sable Mining Company and its Liberian lawyer, Varney Sherman.

According to the report, Sable Mining wanted to get the concession rights to Liberia’s Wologizi iron ore deposit. READ MORE OF THIS STORY


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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.