BREAKING NEWS: GoL to Stop Issuing Diplomatic Passport, Orders Investigation into Kante’s Passports Saga
Monrovia, Liberia –President George Weah has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, to immediately investigate circumstances leading to the issuance of Liberia’s Diplomatic passport to Sheik Bassirou Kante.
According to court documents in possession of K-NEWS, Sheik Bassirou was arrested in the United States on April 20, 2022, for wire fraud amounting to over US$7 million and could not secure a bail bond for his release from prison.
Later, it was discovered that he had in his possession a Liberian diplomatic passport
However, in his directive, the President ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to immediately stop the issuance of diplomatic passports to anyone unless otherwise authorized by him.
The Liberian Chief Executive further directed Minister Kemayah to submit a full report detailing a review of how Liberian diplomatic passports are issued.
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