By: R. Joyclyn Wea
Former Central Bank of Liberia Governor Milton Weeks says he is only interested in clearing his name and not suing the George Weah led Government as alleged by Liberia Solicitor General.
It can be recalled on Monday, May 18, 2020, Sayma Cyrennius Cephus accused Weeks of threatening to take the Government to court due to her latest action to free four of the CBL executive who were indicted alone with in in 2019.
Milton Weeks is currently facing criminal prosecution at Criminal Court “C” over crimes of money Laundering, economic sabotage, theft of property, criminal conspiracy, and criminal facilitation.
According to Weeks, he had never threaten any law suit against national Government and does not know where Cllr. Cephus got such information.
“I don’t know where this is coming from, but I can only tell you the part that I know and that is I have never threaten to sue this government,” Weeks told Judicial Reporters Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the Grounds of the Temple of Justice in Monrovia.
Weeks further stated that he had no intention of suing this government as he is focus on clearing his name at the moment.
“I have said from the beginning that I will cooperate with Government in this case. So the whole thing about me wanting to sue the state, I don’t actually get it.”
Accordingly, Weeks Lawyer said he’s not surprised over Government’s decision to release the four defendants who were equally indicted with his client.
“As a practicing Attorney with long standing in the practice, this is quite normal and real to the extent that the state has the right under our law to decide who to prosecute and who not to prosecute.”
According to Cllr. Abraham Sallie, it is in the best interest of the state and that no one can question said decision.
He hope his client (Weeks) be given a speedy trial so that justice will be served.
Sallie further claimed that he has a strong defense for his client to pursue
the matter and remains confident that his client will be vindicated. TNR