Information available to this paper suggests that one of the sacked employees of Ecobank-Liberia, Michael Boakai Jaleiba, on charges of “breach of bank polices” and some current workers of the institution, are reported to be under investigation.
According to sources, Jaleiba and colleagues are being probe by state security to be precise, the National security Agency or NSA for their alleged involvement in forging the signature of Ecobank-Liberia’s Head, Kola Adeleke.
Early this week, Jaleiba was heard on Love FM, a local radio, displaying a letter purported to be signed by Ecobank-Liberia’s Head clearing him of any wrongdoing and that he (Jaleiba) was never fired by the bank for stealing as it has been reported in the media.
Jaleiba was recently nominated as Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports by the President, but his confirmation hearing was halted by the Executive Mansion following reports that he was allegedly involved in the stealing of US$5,788.00 while working at the bank.
Jaleiba was dismissed on 3 January, 2010 by the bank with the reason that: “It is the decision of management that you be dismissed from the bank on grounds of misconduct.
The communication further stated that the loss of the bank’s asset whilst in your care and your failure to recover the assets in line with the banks recommendations have caused the bank to suffered a loss of income.
The letter furthered stated that by Ecobank Group policies EHRP 1904, you are hereby dismissed from the services of the bank and that you are also required to return all properties of the bank in your possession with immediate effect.