5 Nabbed For ‘Duping’ Government Over $32M USD

Monrovia: A Sierra Leonean National James Kargbo and four others were on Monday December 17, 2018 re-arrested and incarcerated for allegedly duping the Liberian Government of over Thirty (30) Million United States Dollars.

According to a writ of arrest issued by the Monrovia City Court, Kargbo and his cohorts allegedly got involved with discussion with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning for several project implementations.

The men were recently arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP) few weeks ago for allegedly operating a scam company, Mega Strategic Partners Ltd to extort Money from several accounts at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).

Mega Strategic Partners Ltd is a wholly owned Ghanaian private limited liability company established in 2015. It is also an international company providing support and services to various institutions.

The writ further indicated that over thirteen (13) transactions of transfer were requested by Kargbo, which amounted to over Thirty (30) Million United States Dollars.
The document furthered that the transactions were allegedly operated outside of Liberia which was a criminal attempt to deprive the Liberian government of the above amount.

Their re-arrest follows a writ of Habeas Corpus filed by their Lawyer against the Liberia National Police (LNP) for allegedly detaining him (James Kargbo) for over seventy-two (72) hours.

It remains unclear how did James Kargbo, a Sierra Leonean National maneuver his way at the Ministry of Finance Development Planning to allegedly hoodwinked government of the aforesaid amount.

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