-As Nigerian National Begs For Mercy
By R. Joyclyn Wea
The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), has begun prosecuting people involved with power theft in communities where the corporation is operating.
The prosecution team of the Liberia Electricity Cooperation headed by Cllr. Bobby Livingstone was on Friday seen at Criminal Court “C” on the grounds of the Temple of Justice with a Nigerian national, David Lee who was caught in the act of power theft on Benson Street, in Central Monrovia.
Cllr. Livingstone explained that the defendant’s action had caused the corporation US$50,000.00.
The defendant confessed upon appearing in court, something that sent a clear message to those involved into power theft across Monrovia and its environs.
Defendant Lee admitted stealing power supply from the Liberia Electricity Corporation in the tone US$50,000.00.
Defendant Lee’s confirmed his involvement Friday with a guilty plea at Criminal Court ‘C’ after his three pages indictment was read to him in open court as provided by Chapter 16, Section 16.2 of the criminal procedure law of Liberia.
Lee open confession is consistent with Chapter 16, Section 16.5 of the Criminal Procedure law of Liberia and as such; it has set the stage for his final sentence for April 1, 2019.
The defense counsel, Rachell Yabah-Doubah interposed no objection to the confession by his client but jointly pleaded with the court to turnout mercy with justice following the open guilty pleas so as to avoid litigation.