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Cllr Dempster Brown

 

 

 

Liberian Journalist’s Lawyer Calls For Incarceration of The Chief of Traffic

By: Comfort M. Johnson (Intern)

MONROVIA, July 29 (LINA) – The lawyer representing Journalist Octavin Williams, Cllr Dempster Brown, has called on the court to jail the Police Chief of Traffic for one month at the Monrovia Central Prison for disobeying court order.

In its ruling against Journalist Williams about two weeks ago, the Traffic Court at the Temple of Justice found Octavin guilty of disorderly conduct and simple assault, and ordered the Liberia National Police to turn over the Liberian journalist’s license, which they refused to do.

Cllr. Brown said defendant Williams was arrested on July 10, and jailed for over 48 hour by the Liberia National Police before bringing him to the Monrovia City Court for hearing.

According to the Liberia News Agency, in the bill of information, Cllr. Brown told the court that the police had charged his client for plying the street of Monrovia with a foreign license plate.

He further said the Liberian journalist pleaded guilty to the violation and has since paid the fine of US 75 imposed by the court.

The presiding Judge of the Traffic Court, Jonah Jallah said defendant Williams had paid his fine and based upon that  the police released his vehicle but that the police still held on to his license which, he said, was a disrespect to the court.

But in a counter-argument, the lawyer representing the State, Attorney Alfred Banoiyo, told the court that the Liberia National Police could not turn over Octavin's license because they had discovered that it was acquired fraudulently.

He added that the defendant has been plying the streets of Monrovia with a fraudulent license which he termed as a violation the Liberian traffic code. 

Following the motion and resistance, the presiding Judge, Jonah Jallah, adjourned the case to render final ruling into the case on at 4 P.M on Monday, August 4.

LINA/CMJ/TSS

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