AIRRET Requests Justice Minister To Account For Domestic Arrears Payment

In fulfillment of President George M. Weah quest to fight wide range of corruption in his government and past government, the Assets Investigation, Restitution and Recovery Team (AIRRET) set up by him has requested his (Weah) Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean to properly account for payment that he (Dean) received as domestic arrears payment during former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf regime.

Documents in the possession of The MONROVIA TIMES has stated that Cllr. Arthur T. Johnson, Chairman and Special Independent Prosecutor of the Assets Investigation, Restitution and Recovery Team (AIRRET) has demanded that Justice Minister Dean accounts for payment he allegedly received.

Efforts made to reach the Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia to speak on the matter were not successful.

The letter which was sent by Cllr. Johnson’s to the Justice Minister said:

“I have the honor most respectfully to present compliments of the Assets Investigation, Restitution and Recovery Team (AIRRET) and in my own name and request that you confirm if you received any payment(s) in USD or LD under the Domestic Arrears payment scheme during the period 2006 to 2012 for goods or services rendered successive transitional administrations of GOL.”

He further noted in his communication to the Justice Minister that “if confirmed, please attach a copy of evidence of such payment(s) you received for the purpose of this exercise.”

AIRRET’s Chairman also informed the Attorney General, Dean a week ago that the payment of domestic arrears authorized by former President Sirleaf during her regime is among those priority cases being handled by AIRRET and so his prompt response will contribute immensely to the success of AIRRET exercise.

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