Gracious Ride Takes Legal Action against Assets Recovery Taskforce

Mar 28, 2024 - 17:38
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Gracious Ride Takes Legal Action against Assets Recovery Taskforce

 By: William K. Howard

Capitol Hill: Gracious Ride Incorporated of former President Weah Chief of Protocol, Nora Finda Bundoo has taken legal action against the Asset Recovery Taskforce led by Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin, which was established by President Joseph Boakai days ago.

Late Wednesday evening, citizens stood and witnessed the parking of several vehicles belonging to the former protocol officer including the former Police Inspector General, Col. Patrick Sudue where a team of Assets Recovery members were seen requesting the documents of those vehicles.

The Assets Recovery Taskforce that which was ordered by the Liberian leader to focus solely on retrieving government stolen Assets during the tenure of former President George Weah, has now been accused by many Liberians of conducting a Witch-Hunt process, with many commenting that the process excludes the tenure of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, during which President Joseph Boakai served as Vice President.

This approach which many Liberians have described as selective has raised concerns about the fairness and impartiality of the Asset Recovery Taskforce, though the move according to the Liberian chief executive during his declaration is in a positive mind set but pundits are also pushing this to the citizens as a witch-hunt.

The Boakai- Koung administration has struggled their way to operate since they took over the affairs of the state back in January, 22, 2024, with many offices being looted by past officials of the Weah government, the case of LACE, MICAT among others.

But on the early afternoon hours of Thursday, March 28, 2024, a Writ of Prohibition was filed by Gracious Ride Incorporated, highlighting the need for transparency and accountability in the fight against corruption.

The writ from the court states” By directive of His honor Yusuf D. Kaba, associate justice presiding in chambers; you are hereby cited to a conference with His honor on Monday, April 1, 2024 at the hour of 11:00am, in connection with the above captioned case. Meanwhile, you are ordered to release all vehicles seized and stay all seizure pending the outcome of the conference”.

It also seeks the need that allegations of corruption be thoroughly investigated, regardless of the political affiliations of those involved.


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William K Howard William K Howard Jr is a young Liberian Journalist who is focused on investigative and human-interest reporting. He comes with about 10 years of experience in mainstream journalism. William K Howard is currently the Deputy Director of News at Liberia Limited, Kool 91.9FM/TV. His hard work has also earned him several professional certificates in journalism including Journalist of the year 2022/2023 in Liberia's biggest city, Paynesville.