Liberia: Lofa County Senator-elect, Brownie Samukai, Others, Found Guilty by Supreme Court; Ordered to Pay US$1.1M; Given Six Months to Pay Half the Amount or Go to JailTemple of Justice, Monrovia – The Supreme Court of Liberia has upheld the lower court’s ruling against Senator-elect J. Brownie Samukai and two other co-appellants and sentenced them to two years in prison each for misapplication of US$1.1 million intended for the Armed Forces of Liberia. Mr. Samukai, the former Minister of Defense had hoped to have been exonerated by the High Court following his conviction by the lower court in 2020. But the Defendants took appeal at the Supreme Court and they (serving now as appellants), justified that they acted in line with the Constitution and relevant laws. And many of Samukai’s supporters have still not fathomed how come his pending appeal case outside the political arena suddenly surfaced on the Supreme Court’s priority docket. They term the judgement against him as a witch hunt by the Weah- government through the Supreme Court.
Source: Front Page Africa February 09, 2021 06:11 UTC