By: R. Joyclyn Wea
MONROVIA-Criminal Court “C” at the Supreme Court of Liberia, has set aside an application filed by Lawyers representing the Government of Liberia to subpoena the Management of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, (JFK) to conduct a test on the $ US Hundred Million worth of cocaine that was brought in the Country last year by foreigners and arrested.
The court noted that the government’s fourth witness has already testified to the authenticity of the drug hence, there was no need to subpoena J.F.K. as requested.
Four persons, including a Liberian National, are on trial before Criminal Court “C” in connection with the US$100 Million Dollars of Cocaine confiscated by the Government of Liberia in September of last year.
Early this month, Government’s Lawyers in the ongoing Cocaine Trial, submitted an application before the Court requesting a subpoena to be served to JFK to conduct an independent medical examination on the drugs.
This Application by the Government’s Lawyers was objected to by the defendants’ team of lawyers.
The Application was made prior to the qualification of the defense’s third witness in the person of Kollie.
In the midst of the Application and resistance, the prosecution produced its 4th witness who tested the substance before the jurors and court by way of tests “A and B.”
Test “A” proved negative coloration brown, while test “B” coloration appear blue which proved positive establishing cocaine.
Against this backdrop, the Court set aside Government’s Application to serve a subpoena to J.F.K. pending further requests from the prosecution or defense team to that effect.
The prosecution accepted this ruling of the Court.