The 9th Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga, Bong County has adjudicated 44 cases in 2019, Bong County Attorney Jonathan Flomo says.Providing a brief synopsis of the judiciary’s activities in the County over the past ten months, Mr. Flomo told the press that from February to November 2019, the court disposed of 44 cases by means of various disposition methods.Among cases disposed of, Attorney Flomo names full trial, confessed judgment, prosecution dismissal and plea bargaining.
The Bong County Chief prosecutor says out of the 44 cases, there were seven murder cases, four statutory rape cases, two armed robbery cases, ten aggravated assault cases, three manslaughter cases, and one illegal trafficking in drug, among others.
He reveals that prosecution lost three cases. Further, he details that over the same period, prosecution secured indictment for 62 cases.Attorney Flomo continues that the criminal docket has increased from 45 in February 2019 to 63 as of November 2019.
“We want to use this special occasion to once again thank the American Government, specifically the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for assisting us in the Sata Binda murder case, which was a landmark case for the prosecutorial team of Bong County and Liberia at large,” he continues.
“The history we made and the record we set in this case has raised the standard and set the bar very high in our resolve to administer justice in terms of getting to the truth in a scientific fashion,” he stresses further.
Additionally, the Bong County Attorney says prosecution will continue to do its best to serve the people of the County by being robust in prosecuting all criminal cases.
He however appeals to citizens and residents to remain law abiding.
Attorney Flomo applaus all city solicitors assigned in various magisterial courts around the county for working tirelessly in the pursuit of justice.“I, also like to thank the judges, magistrates and the public defenders for their unflinching support and cooperation during the year under review,” he concludes.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley