As Tolbert Nyanswah ’Unceremoniously’ Departs Liberia Amid Arrest Warrant, County Attorney Edwin Martin Takes Issue With Immigration Authority

Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin (Photo credit: FPA)

Following Liberian Government stance to issue arrest warrant for the former Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah early this week amid his unceremonious departure from the country, Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin says the Liberia Immigration Services (LIS) will have to answer to questions of his departure from the Country.

Speaking on a local radio station in Monrovia, Cllr. Martins said he is not aware of Mr. Nyenswah leaving the country amid his indictment by the Liberian government for multiple charges including the misapplication of funds entrusted in his care during the Ebola crisis.

The Montserrado County Attorney insisted that if the information is true that Mr. Nyenswah let the country, authorities of the Liberia Immigration Services will be questioned to explain as how he left the country.

Last week, NPHIL Director General submitted his letter of resignation to President George Weah with   subsequently accepted Mr. Nyenswah’s resignation lauding his for his professional services over the years including his hard work the outbreak of the Ebola virus which away the lives of thousands of Liberians.

In accepting Mr. Nyenswah’s letter of resignation, President Weah expressed thanks and appreciation

for the time he served the people and Government of Liberia. He wished him well in his new endeavors.

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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.