-For President Missteps
By R. Joyclyn Wea
One of the lead lawyers of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Cllr. Dempster Brown has accused the Prosecution Team of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), for ill-advising the President in connection with the alleged printing of excess Liberian dollars banknotes.
He further accused the Ministry of Justice of being responsible for some of the missteps of the president as it regards to decisions that have constitutional basis.
Charles Sirleaf, Milton Weeks, Richard Walker, Dorbor Hagba and Joseph Dennis were all indicted by the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice for failing to account for over LRD2 billion Liberian dollars banknote.
They were charged with multiple offenses ranging from criminal conspiracy, criminal facilitation, and theft of property, economic sabotage, and misuse of public money among others.
Speaking recently, Cllr. Brown said President George M. Weah is being misled by the team from the Ministry of Justice who are legal minds (brains), saying “President Weah is not a lawyer’ he is depending on the brains of those in the Government (MOJ) who are lawyers to rightfully advise him.”
Cllr. Brown indicated that lawyers who supposed to help the president understand how the law works, are the ones responsible for the president proceeding wrongly in the governance system thus going against the judicial and labor law.
Cllr. Brown bewailed “I cannot do anything besides what those in the Justice system supposed to do. If I was in the strategy areas in the Government like the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and the Justice Ministry by now heads would have been rolling because of suspension or dismissal.”
Cllr. Brown said should he had been the one in-charge, the president will not have no interference in action taken against those involved with the infusion of the alleged twenty-five million into the economy.
He claimed that Liberia is backward due to what he terms as personal interest and when this is not address, the country will remain in such state.
“I believe in principle. If the President had clear up the mess within the system when he first took over, by now these things would not have happened,” he added.
Despite the situation, Cllr. Brown said President Weah will realize the wrong within time and that people would be surprise.