- As partisans resist arrest,
A summons of arrest for unpaid debt was issued by the Civil Law Court in Monrovia against the newly elected national chairman of the Unity Party (UP) as well as other executives of the party. This appears to be a rough start for the party, which was previously in power.
However, many members of the Unity Party prevented court personnel and police from entering the party’s offices in order to carry out the arrest of some of the party’s most senior executives. These members of the Unity Party were in the dozens.
In relation to a debt that had been owed to the Worjoloh McClain Enterprise, proprietors of the building that once housed the United Party’s offices, the court officers had gone to either accomplish the arrest of their party’s officials or lock the headquarters. The Unity Party owes the Worjoloh McClain Enterprise a total of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the United States.
The court document stated that “you are hereby commanded to seize and expose for sale the land, goods, and chattels of the respondent (s) herein named of the City of Monrovia, Montserrado County, and if the sum realized therefrom be not sufficient, then their real property, until you shall have raised the sum of (US$211,250.00) Two Hundred One Thousand, Two Hundred Fifty United States Dollars,” the document stated.
Her expulsion in 2021 was a direct result of the debt that the former ruling Unity Party racked up from their old party headquarters in Congo. This debt was incurred while the Unity Party was in power.
According to the Judicial Correspondent, the lawyer for the party stated in open court that he owed money to Worjoloh McClain Enterprises, the company that owns UP’s Old Headquarters.
Our reporter further gathered that the court officers were seen at the Unity Party Headquarters on Board Street to either arrest the Party’s new leadership or to close the Party’s Headquarters on Broad Street until the amount in question can be paid as required by law. You may recall that McClain argued that the lease agreement had since expired in 2018, but that up to and including July 2020, the Unity Party owes arrears of two hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars for three years, and that the Unity Party has since refused, failed, and neglected to pay the amount. This is because the lease agreement had expired in 2018.