Liberia Anti-Corruption Corruption Commission (LACC) Forwards Investigative Findings Into NPA-Buchanan And Water And Sewer Corruption Sagas To MOJ

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) says it has completed final investigations into Allegations of corruption at the National Port Authority involving the missing three hundred thousand United States Dollars at the Buchanan Port and allegations of financial improprieties at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation and in keeping with Part 11 section 11.1` and 2 of the Act establishing the Commission forwarded same to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution.The Country’s Antigraft agency said based on the finding of the investigations it has forwarded the names of several individuals to the Ministry of Justice for either full restitution of public resources or those individuals face prosecution before the law of Liberia.
At the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, the LACC is holding Dwana Kamara, Moseray Momo, Mcarthur Hilton,George Nyenkan, Sensee Morris, Marzar Jarzar and Shad Massaquoi for several transactions that violated established government regulations. At the National Port Authority, the Commission said it is also forwarding to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution several individuals who deliberately disrupted normal government financial processes to gain personal benefits.The Commission said it is holding Charles D. Gull-former Port Manager, Amara Kamara-Finance Officer,Solomon Jeffery-Out-Port Auditor Manager-Port of Buchanan, Emmanuel Davies- Port Security Facility Officer , Tiabor Karteh Pier Superintendent/Port of Buchanan and Philip Weeks Doe Port Superintendent of Arcelor Mittal liable for misappropriation of fundings at the entity and wrong disbursement of public fundsThe Commission further maintained that based on documents it received and reviewed, these individuals willfully manipulated the system, created fake board resolutions and transferred legitimate government resources into private accounts for personal distributions.
The Commission says it is prepared to jointly work with the Ministry of Justice to ensure these individuals face the full weight of the law.Meanwhile the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission says it does not deal with hearsay and mere assertions in it work but rather rely on the theory of best evidence. 
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission says it has with immediate effect forwarded a case involving its Vice Chairperson Cllr. Kanio Bai Gbala to the Ministry of Justice for further investigationsThe LACC in a statement said it wants to maintain the integrity and credibility of the institution and does not want to be seen as conflicted by investigating one of its commissioners.In a transmitter letter to Justice Minister Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, LACC’s Executive Chairperson Edwin Kla Martin said the Commission had initially taken seized of the case based on its mandate but has now decided to turn the case over to the Ministry of Justice so that the Commission is not seen conflicted in appearance.The LACC said it is also turning over the totality of all information it has gathered on the case including statements collected and other evidentiary instruments to help speed the investigation at the Ministry of Justice.Meanwhile, the LACC urges all individuals involved with this investigation to proceed to the Ministry of Justice.It can be recalled that on August 30, 2021, Frontpage Africa Newspaper published a story captioned ” Anti-Corruption Vice Chair in Corruption Scandal at National Port Authority” which among other things the paper alleged issues of conflict of interest in the establishment and award of contract to a Stevedoring Company-Creative Developer Incorporated.

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