MONROVIA-Criminal Court “C” Judge Ousman Feika has banned Ikenna Anekwe, Manager and other executive officers of Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) Liberia limited from traveling out of the bailiwick of Liberia.
The travel ban issued out of the court Thursday, September 2, 2021 came as a result of a theft of property and criminal conspiracy case levied against the management of the bank.
Judge Feika further ordered for the arrest of the Managing Director, Olush Alioh, Operations Manager, Prince Saye, Head of Corporate Bank and Jonathan Tae, Risk Manager, Comptroller and other Corporate Officers of GT Bank to make their formal appearance before that court.
The writ of NE EXEAT REPUBLICA also instructed sheriffs of that honorable court to take the respective passport bearing names of those individuals immediately upon their arrest and turn same over to that court.
The Criminal Court “C” writ further threatened to commit the defendants in a common jail within Montserrado County should they fail to give a bail approved by that court.
July 10, 2021, George Kailondo filed a lawsuit against GT Bank Liberia Limited accusing the Bank of stealing US$930,500.00 from his account.
According to the Liberian businessman, the monies were withdrawn from his account without his knowledge.
The lawsuit furthered that September 9, 2014 up to December 15, 2016, the defendants named above and others knowingly, and criminally took, defraud, deprive and stole the US$930,500.00 from Kailondo Checking Account.
Subsequently, June 3, 2021 the Grand Juror for Montserrado County, indicted the defendants (executive officers) of the bank with the crimes of theft of property and criminal conspiracy.
But the court was hinted that the defendants are about to leave the bailiwick of the Republic to foreign location, to the surprise of the petitioner as such, Judge Feika has ordered a writ of NE EXEAT REPUBLICA against them.