By Reuben Sei Waylaun
The Paynesville Magisterial Court in Montserrado County has ordered the arrest of the living bodies of former presidential candidate of the Change Democratic Action (CDA) in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, Wendell Mcintosh and his wife Weekie Mcintosh.
According to a court document in possession of this paper, Mcintosh and wife are charged with the commission of the crimes of ‘felonious restraint and disorderly conduct’ and they are allegedly on the run.
According to the court’s order signed by the Associate/Stipendiary Magistrate (George Smith) to the Liberia National Police on May 24, 2018, the CDA’s political leader and his wife when arrested after working hours, Sunday or holiday, they should be detained at the nearest police station to be brought to the Paynesville magisterial court during the next working day.
“Based upon a complaint filed by the private prosecutor after he has sworn upon oath, the Republic of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice has charged you the herein named defendants with the commission of the crime of felonious restraint. In that, you the within named defendants lack the front door of the house that the private prosecutor is renting from against his will and consent in violation of section 14.51,” the court document said.
The court’s document also said “you defendants also committed disorderly conduct by abusing and insulting the private prosecutor,” the document further added.
Early Allegations Against Mcintosh:
Prior to his matriculation into the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, Mcintosh was accused by former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai of soliciting a bribe of US$30,000.00 for the smooth implementation of the rice project in Lofa County, allegation vehemently denied by Mcintosh.
McIntosh was alleged of hugely influencing the ADA Lofa Rice Project to fail when he reportedly served as the coordinator between LABSWISS and the project.
Wendell J. E Mcintosh participated in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections and obtained 1,646 of the 1,553,348 accumulating to 0.1%.