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2 on trial in LIPFOCO theft case

The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe Ministry of Justice has pressed criminal charges against two defendants for their alleged implication in theft of property at LIPFOCO, a local mattress factory near Bong Mines Bridge on Bushrod Island, suburb of Monrovia.

Court document revealed that on February 27, defendant Jefferson Nakpaa took away some assorted star, special pieces cut to the size of pillows from the company’s premises.

He and a co-conspirator were reportedly arrested last week and detained at the Zone One Police Depot on Bushrod Island on charges of Theft of Property and Criminal Conspiracy.
The Justice Ministry in the first legal proceedings put the value of the stolen items at US$114.00 along with damaged slacks in a bag.

The two defendants are represented by the Public Defender Office, while the State is represented by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).
The Ministry claimed that co-defendant Eric Benger received US$48.00 from defendant Jefferson Nakpaa to buy empty bags to put the stolen items in it.

However, following legal augments between lawyers representing the State and the defendants, the court presided over by Associate Magistrate Timothy A.F. Worries, Sr., have re-scheduled the case for Tuesday, March 7, at 10 A.M.
The defendants were, however, released on bail as required by law to reappear in court on the mentioned date.

By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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