MONROVIA: As foreign investigators continue their probing into the alleged missing 16 billion chronicles, a veteran Liberian lawyer has called on President George M. Weah to take drastic measures against individuals who will be indicted following the release of the investigator’s report.
According to Cllr. John M. Togba II, President Weah should do everything in his power to bring relived to the Liberian people by breaking the chain of impunity that has long existed in the country’s political governance.
He wants the Liberian leader to upon the publication of the investigator’s report, create a fast-track judiciary process, which according to him, will allow those implicated into the missing billions scandal have a speedy trial and be prosecuted if found guilty.
The veteran Liberian lawyer described the missing 16 billion scandals as a complete embarrassment to the CDC-led government and is urging President Weah to take the necessary steps that will save the face of his government.
He intoned that if President Weah must successfully fight corruption, he must bravely take critical decisions against even his closest associate in government who might be linked or accomplices of the corrupt act.
“One thing I must say to our President, the issue of corruption must not be taken lightly; whoever that will be linked or implicated into this missing billions saga must be made to face justice,” Cllr. Togba told journalists recently at his Randal Street Office in Monrovia after he was honored as Liberia’s Most Outstanding Legal Luminary of the Year 2017- 2018.
“Liberians all over the world are watching what action the President will take against those individuals that will be implicated into the foreign investigators report and for me, I want the president to break the chain of impunity in this country by allowing all those involved to face the full weight of the law,” he added.
Since the United States Embassy near Monrovia announced that it has agreed to support a full-scale investigation by hiring foreign investigators to probe the missing billions scandal, Liberians home and abroad have demonstrated huge emotional relieved by quitting on their frequent social media posting about the matter.
Most Liberians, like Cllr. Togba are patiently waiting for the outcome of the investigation which will ultimately be determined by the George Weah led government to execute.