President Weah Stresses Muscle, Opts For Probing Of U.S. ExxonMobil Company Linked To Corruption

L/R: Liberian leader, George Weah and Chairman and CEO of US oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson

Liberian President George Weah has ordered an investigation into the allegation of bribery surrounding the purchase by ExxonMobil of an offshore oil block in 2013.

Weah’s decision yesterday followed a report by anti-corruption watchdog, Global Witness charging that ExxonMobil pursued acquisition of the block even though it was aware that it had been shrouded in corruption.

Following the publication of its report on March 29, Global Witness had called on the Liberian government to probe the deal.

Following its report, Global Witness on March 29, 2018 called on the Liberian Government to probe the deal.

Liberians who spoke to the GNN are expressing thanks and appreciation for the move taken by the president to request the Minister of Justice to speedily probe those linked to the alleged stealing of over 120 million United States Dollars.

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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.