The Liberian government has appealed against the decision of Civil Law Court to restore the broadcast license of Punch FM after the station filed for a declarative judgment.
Judge Cianeh Clinton Johnson has transferred the murder trial of Oliver Dillon from Criminal Court B to Margibi. Dillon is a brother of Montserrado’s Senator Darius Dillon and was coordinator of decentralization at the Ministry of Transport prior to his indictment in April 2019.
The Liberian National Police has forwarded to court five protesters who were part of protests organized by the Council of Patriots on Monday, Jan. 6 in Monrovia.
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Judge Peter Gbenewelleh of Civil Law Court B dealt a major blow to the government in a case filed by the management of Punch FM 106.3, in which the government continues to deny the issuing the station’s operating license. The judge ruled in a declaratory judgment that the government must immediately issue Punch FM’s license.
The Supreme Court of Liberia has ruled in favor of an American-based Liberian attorney, Alvin Teage Jalloh, in the landmark case Jalloh v. Republic of Liberia, in which the court interprets the constitutionality of Section 22.1 and 22.2 of the Alien and Nationality Law in favor of Jalloh, and against the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The 2017 Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo, has partnered with money transfer platform Nobel Liberia to dole out Christmas gifts to sick children undergoing treatment at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center.
Judge Roosevelt Willie of Criminal Court A has denied the government’s motion to hold Rep. Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado’s 10th district in contempt for allegedly traveling Ghana to solicit funds for a planned Dec. 30 protest in Monrovia by the Council of Patriots.
Judge Nancy Sammie of Criminal Court C has announced her recusal from the ongoing trial of former defense minister Brownie Samukai, who was accused of multiple economic crimes.