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.