LIBERIA: Senate Begins Justice Ja’neh’s Impeachment Proceedings Today

Justice Kabineh Janeh of the Supreme Court of Liberia

The Liberian Senate has announced that it will commence the impeachment proceedings against Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, on Thursday, February 14, at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.

The Notice of Assignment signed by the Secretary to the Senate, J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh, instructs the Sergeant At-Arms to notify the parties and/or their legal counsels to appear before the Liberian Senate in Impeachment Trial at its Chambers at the Capitol Building, Capitol Hill, Monrovia, Liberia, on February 14, 2019 at the hour of 2:00 p.m. for the commencement of the trial.

According to the Notice of Assignment, which was received and signed for by the legal Counsels for Associate Justice Ja’neh and the Managers of the House of Representatives, he is to face the Senate for impeachment proceedings.

Associate Justice Ja’neh was impeached on August 28, 2018 for alleged “misconduct and gross breach of duty” by members of the House of Representatives in keeping with the Constitutional power assigned to that body to prepare bill of impeachment and forward same to the Senate for trial.

Accordingly, and in keeping with Article 43 of the Constitution, the Senate has extended an invitation to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to preside over the trial proceedings, according to a press statement issued by the Liberian Senate.

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