Supreme Court Justice Jamesetta Wolokolie has called a conference with the judge in the case involving Montserrado’s tenth district lawmaker, Rep. Yekeh Kolubah. The citation comes after the judge denied the lawmaker’s request for a bench trial.
Judge Roosevelt Willie of Criminal Court A has, in a rather unexpected ruling, denied a request filed by lawyers representing Rep. Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado’s tenth district to grant the lawmaker medical leave to travel to Ghana.
Montserrado’s 10th district representative, Yekeh Kolubah, has asked the House of Representatives to invite Justice Minister Musah Dean and Police Inspector General Patrick Sudue to explain the legal basis for using force on petitioners and arresting staffers of the National Legislature last week.
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.
Yesterday, officers of the Liberia National Police used tear gas, water hoses and other non-lethal measures to disrupt the relatively peaceful protest organized by the Council of Patriots.
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.
The importation and infusion of banknotes into circulation are routine activities of the Central Bank under its monetary authority. However, these mundane banking functions have come under intense scrutiny and triggered deep public sensitivities in the wake of recent scandals.
Judge Roosevelt Willie has imposed a fine of US$50 on lawyers representing the interest of Montserrado’s tenth district representative, Yekeh Kolubah, and four other defendants, in a murder attempt trial.