- Search Results
 
 
Prosecution Wants Judge Nuta Recusal
Date Uploaded: Feb 01, 2017

Montserrado County Flag

 

Prosecution Wants Judge Nuta Recusal 
By Ballah M. Kollie

MONROVIA, January 31 (LINA) - State Prosecutors have filed a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court against the Resident Judge of Criminal Court ‘C’, Korboi K. Nuta.

Certiorari is a writ or order by which a higher court reviews a decision of a lower court.

“Prosecution says that as the trial stands it no longer has faith in Judge Nuta’s gavel as he has worn the jersey of the defense,” prosecuting lawyers said in their petition to the high court.

The issue grew out of defendants James Tamba and Darlington George’s “Aggravated Assault and Criminal Facilitation” case which is before Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

George is accused of brutalizing a lady identified as Esther Glain at the Barnersville sports pitch outside Monrovia on September 15, 2015.

George was charged along with Tamba, another Executive Protection Service (EPS) officer who was then assigned to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.

Charges for the two ex-presidential guards range from criminal attempt to commit murder and aggravated assault.

In their ten-point petition, the lawyers outlined Judge Nuta’s denial of their request for jury trial, denial of their January 24 motion for his recusal and his refusal to mandate the Clerk of Court to record exception, coupled with his response and address to objection while hearing the case.

State lawyers are calling for overrule of Judge Nuta’s denial of their January 24 motion for recusal and mandate for him to recuse himself from further sitting or hearing the case.
LINA BMK/TSS/PTK


 

latest headlines
Liberia’s Postal Administration Owes US$6.4m - Report
The debt burden of Liberia’s postal administration stands at US$ 6,491,631.73 million, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) has ...more
ECOWAS Launches Program To Combat Fistula In Sub-region
The Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Gender Development Center (EGDC) has launched an ambitious program to combat obstetr ...more
‘Liberia-Cameroon Ties At New Height’ - Shoniyin
Deputy Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin says since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Liberia and Cameroon in the 1960s, ties be ...more
ECOWAS Prexy Urges Member States To Ensure Wellbeing Of Citizens
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, has challenged ECOWAS members states to redouble their efforts towards the enhance ...more
AFC Pledges Support To ECOWAS Commission
The Chairman of the Twenty- First Meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) of ECOWAS, Mr. Benedict Roberts, has pledged the Comm ...more
FM Kamara Opines 54th Anniversary Of Africa Day ‘Important Milestone’
Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has said the observance of the 54th anniversary of “Africa Day” was an “important milestone” which the con ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency