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Task Force Will Indict Accused Only On Evidence - Koffa
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 Head of the Special Presidential Task Force and Minister of State Without Portfolio, Cllr. Jonathan Koffa

 

 

Task Force Will Indict Accused Only On Evidence - Koffa
By Derrick G. Menkarzon, Intern

MONROVIA, July 10 (LINA) – The head of the Special Presidential Task Force and Minister of State Without Portfolio, Cllr. Jonathan Koffa, has clarified that the Task Force will only indict and prosecute those against whom it has evidence.

The clarification is in response to inquiries as to why the Task Force has not indicted Fomba Sirleaf, a son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was also named in the Global Witness report in which several past and present government officials were implicated in a US$950,000 bribery scandal.

Kofa made the clarification at a recent Ministry of Information regular press briefing held at the ministry.

The corruption watchdog Global Witness on May 14 released a report in which it said several past and present government officials allegedly took bribes in the tone of over US$950,000 to change a concession law in favour of the U.K-based Sable Mining Company.

According to Koffa, Fomba Sirleaf, like others listed in the report, is cooperating with investigators, and could be indicted once the Task Force gathers substantive evidence as the Force is not prepared to lose the case against any of those indicted.

Koffa added that the process to develop a body for the investigation is more informative rather than listening to public perception.

He vowed to prosecute, in accordance with law, all persons and institutions connected to the Global Witness report.
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