Monrovia — With out denying that he had positioned and got lots of calls to a serious suspect in a serious money laundering case, Solicitor Traditional Syrennius Cephus, has accused the Minister of Justice and numerous officials for the length of the Ministry of passing on call logs to FrontPageAfrica.
“Here is a conspiracy, and we strongly suspect that it’s being perpetrated in opposition to Decide Jallah and Cllr. Cephus from inner the Ministry of Justice it sounds as if to derail ongoing the trial of ANC political chief, Alexander B. Cummings… ” wrote one Titus Jenkins Kiahun but shared by Cllr. Cephus in a WhatsApp chatroom of which the Justice Minister is a member.
The author went on to command, “And as a consequence of no institution or agency in Liberia can educate for, test out or invent a call log(s) except the Ministry of Justice vis-à-vis the police below the instruction of the Minister of Justice or a prosecuting lawyer performing below his wait on a watch on and this is able to perhaps well even most efficient be carried out thru the courts. Therefore, Dodoo might per chance even now no longer possess had any access to a purported call log without the assistance of some in the Ministry of Justice, or from a police officer or a prosecuting lawyer.”
The Solicitor Traditional then, amongst numerous issues, went on accusing Minister Dean of searching for to defend the political chief of the Replacement Nationwide Congress Alexander Cummings when the writ of arrest was once issued on him on January 3, 2022.
He extra acknowledged that it was once him (Cephus) who pursued the money laundering case, sought and writ of arrest and a ne exeat republic on the instruction of the Minister of Verbalize for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill and the Minister of Finance, Samuel D. Tweah.
Parallel Ministry of Justice
Reacting to the allegations by Cllr. Cephus, Justice Minister Dean knowledgeable FrontPageAfrica that Cllr. Cephus has been ‘working his possess Justice Ministry’.
“Within the description of the functions of the S.G., the Statute uses the words, ‘self-discipline to the route and wait on a watch on’ of the Minister of Justice. Unfortunately, the Solicitor Traditional does now no longer work below my supervision. He does now no longer story to me; he runs a parallel Ministry of Justice,” Cllr. Dean acknowledged.
The Justice Minister acknowledged, as Criminal expert Traditional, his first characteristic is to own proof for, and conduct, prosecute or defend all suits and proceedings in the courts in which the Republic of Liberia or any officer of the Republic is a celebration or shall be intended.
Minister Dean, nonetheless, lamented that Cllr. Cephus “is falsely parading himself as the Chief Prosecutor”.
Cephus Yet to Mutter Call Log
Meanwhile, whereas Cllr. Cephus is but to outrightly announce or verify placing and receiving calls from Patrick Hermann and others who were indicted for his or her alleged involvement in the institution of a shell company and money laundering as seen in the call logs.
FrontPageAfrica was once ready to count 23 outgoing and incoming calls to and from the Solicitor Traditional’s number with Co-Defendant Diega Patrick Hermann Wahi between December 17, 2021 to January 5, 2022.
When contacted for comments, Solicitor Traditional Cephus knowledgeable FrontPageAfrica that as a lawyer of his stature, he might per chance even now no longer provide a response as why the calls positioned and got to Patrick except FPA shared with him paperwork in its possession.
On the other hand, the Magistrate of the Monrovia Metropolis Court docket, Decide Jomah Jallah, whose cell number looks to be over a hundred times on Co-Defendant Patrick’s call log has complained FrontPageAfrica to the Press Union of Liberia and labelled the yarn as lacking any iota of truth and has known as on the Press Union to compel FrontPageAfrica to invent the proof.
FrontPageAfrica’s investigation extra established that Patrick Hermann is believed to be the chief of the gloomy money market in Liberia and has a solid contact with key actors in the judiciary alongside side the Solicitor Traditional, thereby, the usage of these contacts to wait on defend money launderers and serving to them fetch cleared thru the court docket design.
FrontPageAfrica gathered that Cllr. Cephus on many instances tried to dam the indictment by striking up bottlenecks all thru the investigation, thereby, prompting one of the essential most investigators to position a query to him to recuse himself.
Patrick Hermann was once indicted alongside Korlane Funding Liberia Restricted Criminal responsibility Firm thru its president and company brokers, Evgeny Nikisuik and others to be identified.
“That Co-Defendant Korlane Funding Restricted Criminal responsibility Firm has perpetrated fraud by instituting scant and uncertain gives by the usage of Visa and Master cards, and processing miscoded playing and or unlawful playing transactions in which accrued a entire bunch of thousands of United States Bucks transferred to Guarantee Have faith Financial institution (Liberia) Restricted thru uncertain transactions,” the indictment indicated.
Korlane Investments Liberia Restricted Criminal responsibility Firm was once these days designated a as a high-menace money Laundering shell company place up for what looks to be to be the sole real purpose to laundering the proceeds of crimes generated thru fraud, a predicated offense for Money Laundering.
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Based entirely on the indictment, On October 12, 2021, the company filed an Articles of Incorporation with the Liberia Substitute Registry to procure in offering ICT Consultancy, mission administration and supervision, mission monitoring and evaluate, digital solution for income collection, amongst others.
In October 2021 when Korlane Funding Liberia Restricted Criminal responsibility Firm was once established as much as December 12, 2021, reasonably of over US$500,000.00 was once transferred straight away from Master and Visa Card holders’ participants from Ecuador and Slovakia straight away into the native story of Korlane Funding Liberia Restricted Criminal responsibility Firm.
“In uncover to effectuate this uncertain transactional activities, between the length of September 1, 2021 to December 17, 2021 or thereabout, the Co-Defendants primitive the industry info of Korlane Funding Restricted Liberia Criminal responsibility Firm and opened a new story with GT Financial institution Liberia Restricted on story number 0123686/002/0001/000 all thru which it milked a entire bunch of thousands of United States Bucks by the usage of miscoded playing and or unlawful playing transaction, by manipulating Visa and Master cards transactions wiring the mountainous quantity of cash,” the indictment acknowledged.