Amid barrage of condemnations from some Liberians, especially critics of the Chief Executive Officer requesting for a long term prison sentence, regarding the recent news that he has been indicted for fraud by the United States Department of Justice, Mr, Stanton Witherspoon has breaking silence.
In a Face Book page posted and addressed to the Liberian people, the Spoon Network CEO said:
“My fellow Liberians,
With a very heavy heart, I bring you greetings today. Despite all we have heard about my challenges, I feel a sense of obligation to address you all today.
However, I certainly hope that we can all appreciate that I am restricted from going into additional details beyond this, for now, on the expressed advice and instructions of my legal team.
While I am very aware of your desire to get even more details on these charges, I can only appeal to you all to let the investigation and legal process play out. While temptation pushes me to address this matter in far more detail, I have to abide by my legal team’s instructions.
Like a patient following a doctor’s orders, it is my legal team’s work in this matter that will bring the best legal resolution. It is my legal team, and not even myself personally, who is in direct, regular contact with the investigating authorities and it is their advice that guides me in addressing it.
My friends and fellow Liberians,
to those of you, who out of humanity, decency, and sheer kindness, whether you vehemently disagree with me or not, have reached out with messages of encouragement, publicly rejected the condemnation, or just remembered me and my family in your prayers, I thank God for the better angels that you are and wish you all well. I only ask for your continued prayers and encouragement for my family and me.
At the appropriate time, I hope that the full facts will provide the necessary clarity on this matter.
Going forward, in this very pivotal election season, Spoon Talk will continue its commitment to keep the Liberian people informed globally and provide education leading up to the presidential and general elections. Our commitment to our people does not take a backseat to our trials and challenges.
There is a greater being who orders our paths and steps, certainly mine.
I thank you”.
The statement posted on social media concluded.
I pray that this cup passes over you and also pray that God encourage you wife and children in this situation. As you have said it right, let the legal step be taken and justice take it’s course. my prays is with you