-As Criminal Court ‘B’ Gives Two Weeks Grades Period
By R. Joyclyn Wea
Liberia Secretary of the Liberian Senate, Nagbolor Singbeh is reportedly having tough times in securing a US$5m bond to guarantee his official release and appearance in court at the cord of his US$5million alleged stealing case.
Singbeh through his surety ‘Sky International Insurance Corporation’ filed a US$312,500 bond instead of US$5million as required by Judge Yamie Gbeisay of Criminal Court “B”.
Judge Gbeisay accepted the US$312,500 bond filed by the Senate Secretary’s Surety with a grace period of less than two weeks to make available the balance US$4,000.00 or risk incarceration.
The bond was accepted with further condition which states that “the bond filed by Singbeh will be nulled and void after July 25, 2020; that is if the balance US$4,000.00 is not paid and moreover, the heirs and administrators will serve as surety for Mr. Nagbolor F. Singbeh, Sr. who is bonded by Mrs. Deddeh J. Singbeh.”
On Monday, June 29, 2020, Singbeh was taken to Criminal Court “B” following Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay’s order to have him (Singbeh) arrested at all cost and be brought under the jurisdiction of that court to answer to the crimes of Economic Sabotage, Theft of Property, Forgery and Criminal Conspiracy levied against him by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice.
On June 14, 2020, Judge Gbeisay ordered the arrest of Singbeh, George Wisner, Othello Z. B. Karr, Karl Socher, Ales Sranmek, Sherman Logan, Jan Holask, Barry F. Teuuqh, EcoBank Liberia Limited, Afriland First Bank, Gloria Cain, Sylvester Selvkpoh, Patrick S. Siapaih, Mulbah Kenneh and others to be identified.
The arrest order came as a result of an indictment prepared against the defendants by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County that alleged them of defrauding Central Government of US$5million.
The indictment copy of which is in the possession of this paper, shows that between the period of June 2013-July of 2019, some nationals of Czech Republic expressed interest in Liberian business sector and intended to establish a company to produce crushed rocks and other related activities.
The Czech nationals then contacted Singbeh who is said to have used his official position to conspire and connived with defendant Wisner and others to obtain fraudulent and fake investment incentives for duty free privileges, the action which has landed him in the current mess. TNR
Alphonso has been in the profession for over twenty years. He has worked for many international media outlets including: West Africa Magazine, Africa Week Magazine, African Observer and did occasional reporting for CNN, BBC World Service, Sunday Times, NPR, Radio Deutchewells, Radio Netherlands. He is the current correspondent for Reuters. Mr. Toweh holds first MA with honors in International Relations and a candidate for second master in International Peace studies and Conflict Resolution.