UP Boakai Faces ANC Cummings In Court

By: R. Joyclyn Wea

MONROVIA-Though it is reported that up to date, sheriffs of the Monrovia City Court are yet to serve the former Vice President Joseph Boakai with the writ of a subpoena issued out of that court inviting him to appear and testify to issue surrounding a WhatsApp conversation within the Collaborating Political Parties’ (CPP’s) Chartroom between the periods of February to May 2021; both Boakai and Alexander Cummings will face each other in court after months of controversy among members party of the CPP.

As you may know, Cummings and two executives of his ANC are currently facing criminal trial at the Monrovia City Court for allegedly tampering with the CPP’s framework document of May 19, 2020.

The action to have Boakai testify against his fellow opposition leader was prayed for by the state’s lawyers and agreed upon by Cummings’ team of lawyers and subsequently passed on by Magistrate Jorma Jallah of the Monrovia City Court where the matter is.

Based upon this, a Subpoena Duces Tecum was issued out of that court over the weekend for Liberia’s former Vice President and Standard Bearer of the main opposition Unity Party (UP), Joseph Boakai.

Subpoena Duces Tecum is writ used to compel the production of books, records, things or documents therein specified.

As former Chairman of the CPP, if all goes well, Boakai will appear and begin testifying this Tuesday, April 19, 2022 relative to a WhatsApp conversation which is a center of controversy between prosecution and defense lawyers.

The appearance of Boakai, will make it state prosecutors’ second witness so far since the case was called months ago, taking after Theodore Momo, chairman of the All Liberian Party for state prosecutor’s first witness who was on the witness stand for more than a month.

Prosecution first witness Theodore Momo was discharged by the court last Thursday, April 14, 2022 as after a thorough examination by the state and defense lawyers.


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