The chairman of the special presidential taskforce formed to investigate bribery allegations in response to the recent Global Witness report has announced that the body has already compiled more than 700 pages of evidence in preparation for additional indictments.
Reports gathered by The Bush Chicken say Montserrado County Attorney Daku Mulbah has filed a motion before the judge of Criminal Court C at the Temple of Justice challenging criminal appearance bonds posted by Senator Varney Sherman and House Speaker Alex Tyler.
The grounds of the Temple of Justice on Wednesday was a scene of drama and tension as two senior government officials, Senator Varney Sherman and House Speaker Alex Tyler, appeared in court over bribery allegations named in the recent Global Witness report.
The recent publication of Global Witnessâ€™ report about government officials accepting bribes from a British company has dominated the Liberian news cycle. In a most timely coincidence, Accountability Lab has launched its second edition of Integrity Idol in Liberia. The campaign is a contest that aims to shine a light on the nationâ€™s most honest civil servants.
The US State Departmentâ€™s chief diplomat for Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, delivered an address entitled â€˜Securing a Peaceful and Prosperous Future for Liberiaâ€™ yesterday at the African Methodist Episcopal University. Thomas-Greenfield served as the US Ambassador to Liberia from 2008â€“2012 and began her remarks by noting, â€œEvery day since I left, Iâ€™ve missed Liberia.â€
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appointed a special taskforce to investigate the recent Global Witness corruption report.
Global Witness, a corruption watchdog that focuses on issues related to natural resource exploitation, has released a report implicating several Liberian government officials in a corruption scandal involving the publicly traded British firm Sable Mining.