Former Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia who was sanctioned last year alone with two others by the United States Treasury Department for ‘Public Corruption’ was today chased off the campus of the University of Liberia by some students of the university.
Cllr. Saymah Syrenius Cephus in his vehicle was booed by the students while at the same time calling him ‘Rogue’ and angrily knocking on his vehicle which he was driving on the campus of the university.
Due to the action of the students, the former government official was forced to drive out of the campus as the students ran after his vehicle until he drove off the main campus of the university on Capitol Hill for fear of being harm by the angry students.
It can be recalled in August of last year, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Sayma Syrenius Cephus, and two others, Nathaniel McGill, and Bill Twehway for their involvement in ongoing public corruption in Liberia.
In Cephus’ public corruption, the OFAC said: “Sayma Syrenius Cephus (Cephus) is the current Solicitor General and Chief Prosecutor of Liberia. Cephus has developed close relationships with suspects of criminal investigations and has received bribes from individuals in exchange for having their cases dropped. Cephus has worked behind the scenes to establish arrangements with subjects of money laundering investigations to cease investigations in order to personally benefit financially.
“He shields money launderers and helps clear them through the court system and has intimidated other prosecutors in an attempt to quash investigations. Cephus has also utilized his position to hinder investigations and block the prosecution of corruption cases involving members of the government.
“Cephus has been accused of tampering with and purposefully withholding evidence in cases involving members of opposition political parties to ensure conviction. Cephus is being designated for being a foreign person who is a current government official who is responsible for or complicit in, or who has directly or indirectly engaged in, corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery.”
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