Justice Ministry Writes Senate, Recusing Itself In Senate Secretary, Nanbolo Sengbeh’s Trial

Senate Secretary Nanbolor F. Sengbeh

As the cases of Economic Sabotage, Theft of Property, Criminals Conspiracy and Criminal Facilitation involving the Secretary of the Senate, Nanborlor Singbeh and others, the Ministry of Justice has written the Liberian Senate informing that body of the recusal of Cllr. Frank Musa Dean; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Sayma S. Cephus; Solicitor General in the above case.

In a letter dated June 28, 2021 addressed to Senator Albert T. Chie, President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, and signed by Cllr. Wesse Alphonsus Wesseh, Sr., at the Ministry of Justice said, “We present our sincere compliments and pleased to inform you that Cllr. Frank Musa Dean; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Sayma S. Cephus; Solicitor General of Liberia had recused themselves from the case: Republic of Liberia Versus J. Nanbolor F. Sengbeh, Sr, et.al of the crimes of 1. Economic Sabotage, 2. Theft of Property and 3. Criminals Conspiracy & Criminal Facilitation as they represented the private prosecutors in these criminal proceedings while in private practice and as such, the responsibility to prosecute the aforesaid cas has been passed over to me, “the Justice Ministry’s communication to the Senate noted.

The Justice Ministry communication continues, “This case is now before Criminal Court “C” for Montserrado County, and has been scheduled to be tried during this May A.D. 2021 Term of the Court after the conclusion of the pre-trial dispositions. Please note that the prosecution has requested the Court for an assignment in this case of action,” the communication to the Senate said.

In the Justice Ministry communication to the Senate said, “In lieu of the aforementioned, we humbly appeal that you temporarily discharge Mr. J. Nanbolor F. Singbeh, Sr., the Secretary of the House of Senate, from his official functions and duties as Secretarty of the Liberian Senate; pending the full disposition of these criminal proceedings, so as not to allow him influence the trial while serving the Government and people of the Republic of Liberia as Secretary of the Liberian Senate,” the communication from the Justice added.

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