Justice Ministry Reassigns GW Case To Task Force, As More Indictees To Be Named

taskforce(LINA) – The Justice Ministry has reassigned prosecution of persons indicted under the Global Witness Report to the Special Presidential Task Force chaired by Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa.

Koffa last week announced that he was transferring prosecution of the case to the Justice Ministry, and was now focusing on corruption allegations contained in reports of the General Auditing Commission.

However, Justice Minister Fredrick Cherue, in a letter to Cllr. Koffa on June 6, advised him to “proceed to investigate and prosecute those found to be criminally responsible for the allegations contained in the Global Witness Report.”

According to the Liberia News Agency, Minister Cherue has, accordingly, granted Cllr. Koffa the “Letter Patent” required by law to serve as a special prosecutor for the Global Witness case.

Minister Cherue recalled that the Justice Ministry is already working closely with the Task Force in the matter, and that it is still “willing to provide additional lawyers as well as other assistance to aid the work of the Task Force in ensuring that the case is resolved.”

Meanwhile, the Task Force is expected to announce another batch of indictees tomorrow, Thursday, during a special press conference at the Information Ministry.

Sources close to the Task Force informed LINA today that the new indictees will include prominent Liberians and British citizens.

The press conference starts at 4 p.m.

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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.