The Man Who Reportedly Stole U$200,000 From NPA Coffer Fails To Face Prosecution

By Our Staff

Mr. Charles Gull, the accused

The misused of public funds with impunity, and without been prosecuted in the court of law will continue to wallop the success of the economy, as Liberians continue to drown in hardship.

Information obtained by local dailies including this outlet has revealed that the man who reportedly stole US$200,000.00 during his reign as Port Manager of the Buchanan Port, and was suspended is said to be moving around without prosecution.

Since it was announced by the management of the National Port Authority of the suspension of its Buchanan Port Manager, Mr. Charles Gull for his alleged involvement in the misapplication of the money in quest, there has been no further information of his prosecution.

Three weeks have gone by, the government is yet to issue a press statement; either of its anti-graft institutions like the General Auditing Commission (GAC) and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), two of government institutions with legal strengths to investigate corruption matters, yet to issue a statement too.

Charles Gull along with his Chief Statistician, Amara Kamara was suspended on Friday, July 16, 2021, by the National port Authority for alleged involvement in diverting monies intended for the government of Liberia into their personal accounts.

The over US$200,000 Gull and Kamara took was remittances paid by Arcelor Mittal and Equatorial Palm Oil for the exportation of iron ore and palm oil out of Liberia through the Port of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County.

The two senior Buchanan Port managers were then arrested by agents of the National Security Agency (NSA) for interrogation; which time the NPA issued a press statement saying: “The Management of National Port Authority informs the public that Buchanan Port Manager, Mr. Charles D. Gull, and Amara Kamara, Chief Statistician, outstation ports, have been suspended with immediate effect without pay for “alleged financial impropriety”.

The statement further said that the two employees will remain suspended until the outcome of an ongoing investigation to which they have been subjected.

The NPA stressed in the release that action taken against Gull and Kamara is in “straight adherence to the NPA’s administrative bounce against any of its staff who may be found punishable for acts consistent with the Port’s policy.

And vowing, the NPA, to release the details and findings concerning the ongoing probe and subsequent actions by the NPA Management to the public, but it seems the commitment to the public by NPA is yet to be actualized as Charles Gull and Amara Kamara move freely.

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