By Olando Testimony Zeongar

The Liberia-Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) has announced that it has indicted seven former officials of the Government of Liberia, for multiple crimes.

The Executive Chairperson of LACC, Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin announced Monday, at a press conference at his Congo Town offices, indicating that three ex-officials of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) and four former officials of the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI), have all been indicted.

Cllr. Martin disclosed that for the 2021 August term of court, as a consequence of an investigative report from an audit conducted by the General Auditing Commission (GAC), the LACC has indicted LIPA’s former Director General, Oblayon B. Nyemah, along with his former Comptroller and Accountant; Luna Harmon, and Beford Quie respectively, on the crimes, theft of property, economic sabotage, fraud of internal revenue of Liberia, misuse of public money, and property, or record, theft and/or illegal disbursement and expenditure of public money, criminal facilitation, and criminal conspiracy.

He added that also on the LACC’s indictment list are Dr. Marcus T. Jones, former Director General of CARI; Paulette Findley, CARI’s former Administrator; David Kemu, then Warehouse Supervisor of CARI; and Dr. Walter Wise, former Director General of CARI; on the crimes, forgery, counterfeiting, theft of property, and economic sabotage.

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