On Tuesday, February 19, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor denied and dismissed a motion for him to recuse himself from presiding over the impeachment trial of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.
The much-anticipated impeachment proceeding for Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh suffered another delay on Thursday following a request by the defendant’s lawyer for Chief Justice Francis Korkpor to recuse himself from presiding over the case.
After a bitter election campaign in Nimba’s eighth electoral district that was eventually decided by the Supreme Court, defeated vice presidential candidate Harrison Karnwea is calling on Nimbaians to stop attacking Chief Justice Francis Korkpor for his perceived role in the issue.
Judge Yarmie Q. Gbeisay is fighting to dispel rumors that he influenced a Supreme Court judge to rule in Younquoi’s favor.
On Friday, November 17, the Supreme Court denied a request filed by Unity Party to hold the National Elections Commission in contempt for failing to make documents available to it that could help in the ongoing alleged election fraud hearings.
The lone female candidate of Nimba’s first electoral district, Margaret Korkpor, has commended citizens of the district for supporting in her bid for the representative seat in the October 10 elections.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed her disappointment and frustration over the actions of Nimba lawmakers who missed the dedication ceremony of the newly constructed Judiciary Complex in Sanniquellie.
Members of the House of Representatives have voted to reject the writ of prohibition issued by the Supreme Court against their impeachment proceedings over three justices of the court.