BCTC’S Money; Rep. Cole, Mulbah, Karfiah & Others On The Hook -For Criminally Converting US$ 2,681,491.30
Several citizens in Gbarnga, Bong County have expressed disenchantment over the alleged involvement of former and present leaders of the County for acts of corruption in the construction of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC).
Recently the Grand Jury of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga, Bong County through the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) indicted several persons for acts of corruption in the construction of the College.
Speaking in an interview with The Monrovia Times in the county, the aggrieved citizens said it is very disappointing for their leaders in the county who are to be pushing their developmental agenda both on local and National level will be involved in the act of corruptions.
The aggrieved citizens are at the same time calling for the recusals of those alleged crooks occupying positions in this current government in the country.
Those indicted include Bong County former Representatives George Mulbah, Sr. and Tokpah Mulbah as well as current Representatives Edward Karfiah and Melvin Cole.
Others are Rennie Jackson; former Bong County Superintendent; John Flomo, former President of the Bong County Technical College; Thomas Cisco, Project Specialist at the Ministry of Internal Affairs; Kenneth Yao Awadjie, former Assistant Chief Architect at the Ministry of Public Works; Marcus Berrian, Project Engineer, Project Implementation Unit, Bong County; and Lian Zhi, Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia China United Investment Group
Those indictees are charged with the offenses of a violation of PPCC Act, Theft of Property, and Fraud of the Internal Revenue of Liberia, Criminal Conspiracy and Criminal Facilitation.
According to the report, these charges grew out of transactions they were involved with relating to the construction of the college during the period of December 2009 up to January 2016 while serving and acting in various capacities, in total violation of the laws of Liberia.
Additionally, those accused criminals converted to their own use and benefit, money from the Social and County Development Funds for Bong County Technical College in the amount of US$2,681,491.30 through various fraudulent schemes to include deceptively selecting Liberia China United Investment Group as the qualified company to construct the BCTC in Gbarnga, Bong County in violation of the PPCC Act.
Meanwhile, the citizens are calling on President Dr. George M. Weah through the Ministry of Justice to thoroughly investigate those leaders the Bongese described as wicked and corrupt.