During the March Term of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., says a number of judicial workers died, with the list contained in his statement Monday reaching 16.
“During the March Term of this Court, we lost a number of judicial workers who departed this celestial abode to the great beyond,” he said during the Supreme Court’s opening for the October Term, AD 2013.
In order of rank, the Chief Justice listed the deceased as Judge Gabriel E. Befoh of Sinoe County Traffic Court; Sinoe County Probate Court Judge William Slewro and Sinoe County Stipendiary Magistrate Togba Bestman.
Others include Montserrado County Associate Magistrates Rufus Gbarlee and Samuel Z. Hill; Lofa County Associate Magistrates Brima Ngombu and Kesselly T. Kamara, and Sinoe County Associate Magistrtae Borbor Smith.
The Chief Justice additionally listed Mr. David Kollie, Clerk of Lofa County Probate Court; Mr. Tommy Kpleh, Rivercess County Bailiff; Mr. Suahkollie S. Kabadeh, Montserrado County Bailiff; Ms. Musu Dukuly, Bailiff for Montserrado County; Mr. Harry Baker, Bailiff for Grand Kru County and Ms. Kpanah Dewah, Office Assistant, Montserrado County.
The Chief Justice finally listed Mr. Sackor Chea, Caretaker in Montserrador County and Mr. Jacob B. Sahn, Chauffeur, Rivercess County.
Excluding the Judiciary personnel that he said died, the Chief Justice informed the public on Monday that “We also lost Agent Joseph Boymah, an employee of the Executive Protection Service (EPS), assigned to the office of the Chief Justice.”
He said Agent Boymah had worked for many years with the office of the Chief Justice before he (Chief Justice Korkpor) took over.
“We extend profound sympathy to the families of these dedicated and committed Liberians who served their country so well and pray that God will pardon them their iniquities and grant eternal rest to their souls,” he said.