Former Associate Justice, Ja’neh Blames Chief Justice Of Samukai’s Saga

By Dyujay Jackson
Former Associate Justice Ja’neh

Former associate Justice of the supreme court of Liberia Counsellor Kabineh Ja’neh , blames chief justice Francis Korkpor and the others supreme court associate justices into the Lofa county senator elect Brownie Samukai sage for the controversy and misconceptions in the public.

 Ja’neh indicated that the judgement of the supreme in the Brownie Samukai case did not meet the standard or requirement of a judgment.
 He blamed that honorable court for the confusion and controversy in the public over said matter.
Counselor Ja’neh made the disclosure when he serve as one of the panelists at the start of the Liberia National Bar Association annual conference held at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ministerial Complex in Congo Town presenting on the topic “enforcement of mandates, judgement: challenges, gaps and effects.
 The LNBA conference was the first ever appearance of Kabenat Ja’neh at legal function since his bogus impeachment by the government of Liberia.
 According to him, the pre-requisite for enforcement of judgment is, it must be cleared and conclusive (say it that people will understand what you mean) because the Supreme Court cannot make mistake so when it says something it should be done with clear understanding.
In the Brownie J. Samukai case the Supreme Court on Feb 8 2021, rendered a ruling which says, wherefore, and in view of the foregoing the final judgment of the trial court is affirmed with modification the defendants are hereby sentence to serve the term of two years in a common jail.
It says “However, the sentence should be suspended provided the said appellant shall restitute the full amount of the over one million US$ or 50% within a period of six months and after enter appropriate arrangement to pay remaining portion within one calendar year.”
The high court judgement further “Should appellant pay or refuse to restitute as stated above, then and that is, they shall be incarcerated in a common jail and remain there until the full amount is pay or liquidated at the rate of 25 per month as provided for by law. The clerk of this court is order to send a mandate to the lower court to resume jurisdiction over this case and give effect to the judgment.”
The fearless Justice Ja’neh maintained that in this judgment, the Supreme Court supposed to be clear, conclusive for imposing apparently did not include another provision of the criminal law.
“Our penal code which is that there can be disqualification if you are a convict for setting category of crime, but when you read that position it also leads it with the court, it says the court may, so in description of the supreme court, it decided not to include that.”
He noted that the high court in its judgment in the Samukai’s case should have used its description to say “you are also disqualify for sitting in public office”, this he said was not done at a consequence there is this back and forth movement.
“So there is some group come and say this man not supposed to get down there because he is a convict but the Supreme Court at a time rendered a decision on Feb 8, 2021 which was not clear for the people to understand.
He further noted that of recent that supreme court had been coming down with unclear and implicated judgment which has to some extend lead to confusion.
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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.

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