Liberia: Performing CDC Chairman Kowo Urged Former Officers to Use Drive In opposition to Belongings Restoration Workforce for ‘Illegal’ Seizure of Property

Liberia: Performing CDC Chairman Kowo Urged Former Officers to Use Drive In opposition to Belongings Restoration Workforce for ‘Illegal’ Seizure of Property

By J.H. Webster Clayeh

Monrovia — Opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Performing Chairman Janga Augustus Kowo has urged ex-officials to withstand members of the Belongings Restoration Workforce when their actions are usually not backed by the courtroom’s order.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the Asset Restoration Workforce, established by President Boakai via an Government Order to establish and retrieve stolen authorities belongings in addition to belongings acquired via acts of corruption, seized a car belonging to the previous Inspector Common of Police, Col. Patrick Sudue, and several other taxis reportedly owned by the previous Chief of Protocol of George Weah’s administration, Madam Finda Bundo.

Talking early Thursday morning on Voice of Liberia Radio Station, the CDC Performing Chairman described the motion taken by the Belongings Restoration Workforce over the seizure of a car belonging to former Inspector Common of Police, Col. Patrick Sudue, and several other taxis with the inscription “Gracious Trip,” believed to be owned by the previous Chief of Protocol to former President George Weah, Madam Finda Bundo, as a political course of that doesn’t bode properly for Liberia.

Mr. Emmanuel Gonquoi, a member of the Asset Restoration Workforce, informed reporters that the group is finishing up investigations on some properties that have been purchased or acquired utilizing stolen cash from the federal government.

“So, these yellow automobiles you see, we now have some intelligence and we’re utilizing that intelligence to analyze how these autos have been acquired. We’re not leaping to a conclusion; these autos are plying the streets with out correct paperwork. We’re now starting to see that one thing may need occurred,” Gonquoi mentioned.

One other car impounded by the group was a Toyota Land Cruiser which the previous Inspector Common of Police, Col. Sudue claimed to have bought from the Common Providers Company in step with its coverage on depreciated autos.

In accordance with the Deputy Director-Common of the GSA, Mr. Robert Wilson, the car belongs to the Liberia Nationwide Police. He mentioned the Asset Restoration Workforce would perform its investigation to establish the situation of the car vis-à-vis the quantity for which it was bought from the GSA and if it was acquired via the appropriate process.

Stated Wilson: “In accordance with Patrick Sudue, he purchased the automobile utilizing the GSA course of, we noticed it, we’ll confirm. It’s a truth that you would be able to buy any asset from GSA… This automobile, they will consider it as GSA based mostly on how a lot it was bought, if the investigation exhibits that we will reclaim it, we’ll reclaim it and switch it over to the federal government. If the investigation exhibits that the method used was doubtful and the cash paid in authorities income was too insignificant in comparison with the situation of the automobile, we’ll reimburse and take the automobile again.”

Wilson mentioned the Asset Restoration Workforce would depart no stone unturned in retrieving authorities’s belongings, no matter who could also be in possession of them.

“Even folks related to the President won’t be allowed to hold any car that was acquired illegally or stolen from any ministry or company, we’ll not enable that. Now we have put our lives on the road to make sure that we do issues in a different way. If no person would do issues in a different way, Wilson who’s the Deputy Director-Common for Operations and within the asset restoration group will be sure that I do issues in a different way,” Wilson mentioned.

CDC Performing Chairman, talking early Thursday morning throughout a radio presentation, urged ex-officials to make use of pressure and resist the Belongings Restoration Workforce when their actions are usually not backed by the legal guidelines of Liberia.

“If the federal government is taking the regulation into its personal palms by harassing non-public residents, it is vitally harmful. If they’re doing issues with out going to courtroom, in the event that they get within the streets with out a courtroom order they usually harass folks, the folks have the appropriate to self-defense” – CDC Performing Chairman Kowo mentioned.

He added: “The federal government doesn’t have the appropriate to see folks’s property and seize it. There are processes laid down within the nation. When you have the scenario the place residents have to be evoking the self-defense proper in opposition to the federal government, you may think about that you just (authorities) try to incite chaos and we’re saying that the federal government is the writer of that chaos.”

In accordance with the CDC Performing Chairman, the taxis which might be believed to be owned by the previous Chief of Protocol of George Weah’s administration, Madam Bundo, are working legally. He urged the group to go to courtroom and produce their proof earlier than making any arrest.

“I noticed some yellow taxis. These taxis belong to personal people and people taxis have been registered and issued licenses by the federal government of Liberia, and we see the Belongings Restoration Workforce with out a courtroom order take these taxis to GSA. That’s shameful, that’s reckless, and it’s unacceptable. They need to desist from that as a result of for those who suppose a taxi belong to the federal government, you should go to courtroom and adduce your proof in courtroom and the courtroom will ship an order to arrest it but when the federal government is taking the regulation into its personal palms and harassing non-public residents – it’s totally dangerous,” Kowo mentioned.

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