3 Sent To Jail For “Stealing” US$30,000 From UBA

By Abraham S. Sollie /GNN Judicial Reporter

The three men being escorted to jail by Court officers
The three men being escorted to jail by Court officers

The Monrovia City Court has arrested and sent to jail three men for allegedly conniving and conspiring with a former employee of United Bank for Africa (UBA) to steal US$30,000 from the bank.

According to the writ of arrest, a copy of which is in the possession of this paper, the three men identified as Joseph K. Flomo, Sam Bondo, Reynofld Richardson, while in Monrovia on the 11th, 12th and 13th of July, 2016, purposely connived and conspired with a former employee of the bank, Ansah Boker who is still at large and used the account of Jokiti Construction and Investment Inc.

The writ explained that the four men, through the aid of one of the suspects, Joseph K. Flomo, who is believed to be the Director of  Jokiti Construction and Investment Inc allegedly used the company’s account to steal from the bank.

The writ of arrest that was issued by the Stipendiary Magistrate of the Monrovia City Court as a result of  a complaint filed with the court by the UBA by and through its Legal Department Head, Atty. Francis W. Tuan commanded  the court’s Magistrate Police, Captain Julius B. Swen or his deputy to arrest the living bodies of the four suspects.

The writ noted that the four were ordered arrested to answer to the charges of Theft of Property, Criminal Conspiracy and Criminal Facilitation.

It furthered that the suspects, out of deception and with the intent to steal from the UBA, manipulated the financial statement at the bank and withdrew, stole, took and carried away the cash amount of US$30,000 and converted the amount into their personal use and benefits.

The Monrovia City Court Writ of Arrest among other things stated that the alleged act of the four men being unlawful, wicked, illegal and intentional is in violation of Sections 15.51 and 15.56 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.

Meanwhile, suspects Joseph K. Flomo, Sam Bondo, Reynold Richardson are currently at the Monrovia Central Prison awaiting trial while suspect Ansah Boker, former employee of the bank is still at large.

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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.