Who Stole LD$16 Billion At Freeport?
-Big Names Roll for Investigation
Liberians across the country are puzzled over news that a colossal amount of sixteen billion Liberian dollars contained in containers at the Freeport of Monrovia, for the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) is the talk of the town around Monrovia.
According to reliable sources, the money was printed abroad to be infused into the Liberian economy to help bring down the continued devaluation of the Liberian dollar, ordered by the previous government of ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.It is however argued in many quarters that there are hopes that all or some of the money may be retrieved or arrests will be made, as there are evidences to prove who signed for the container in which the money was stored and the Police officers accompanying the container from the Freeport to the compound of the Central Bank on Ashmun street.
Justice Minister Musa Dean has promised that no stone will be left unturned in arresting and bringing to justice for trial all those that will be involved in the theft, while Minister Len Eugene Nagbe has assured Liberians that arrests will be made.
Meanwhile the Public Agenda newspaper will continue to follow up the story closely, given that those culpable will not be doing a patriotic service to the nation, as the country is currently facing economic doldrums with the annual national budget hardly reaching half a billion US dollars.