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-British national Hans Armstrong complains to Chief Justice Yuoh

British national Hans Armstrong has written Liberia’s Chief Justice Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh accusing four Liberian judges and a magistrate of alleged unethical conduct.

He complained every Judge and Magistrates that ever crossed his path including retired former Chief Justice Frances Korkpor.

In the complaint of alleged unethical conduct, Armstrong accuses the 8th Judicial Circuit Judge in Nimba County Roland Dahn; Criminal Court “C” Judge A. Blamo Dixon, Montserrado County; Relieving Judge and Supreme Court nominee Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay; Civil Law Court “B” Judge Scheaplor R. Dunbar; and Kakata Magisterial Court Stipendiary Magistrate Victoria Worlobah Duncan.

Serving as an Attorney-In-Fact for two Czech Republican brothers Pavel and Martin Miloschewsky, Mr. Armstrong has been pursuing a criminal case before various courts in Liberia against Liberian Senate Secretary Nangborlor F. Singbeh and several others for alleged economic sabotage.

He alleged that the two Czech Republican brothers Pavel and Martin Miloschewsky were dubbed of US$5,062,419.10 by the accused. But over time Armstrong has complained to the judges and the magistrate who at some point had handled the case involving his accused.

In his letter dated 10 November 2022, Armstrong told Chief Justice Yuoh that he had earlier complained to the judges and the magistrate to her predecessor, former Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor between 2020 and 2021.

But he said his case had not been settled upto the filing of his complaint being filed before the new Chief Justice.

He noted that the complaint against Stipendiary Magistrate Duncan was filed on 6 September 2020, and by 14 September 2020, former Chief Justice Korkpor forwarded the complaint to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) chairperson, Associate Justice Yussif D. Kaba.

He claimed that since then, the JIC has not cited him and Magistrate Duncan for an investigation.

He said on 29 October 2020, he also filed a complaint against Judge Roland Dahn which former Chief Justice Korkpor also forwarded to Justice Kaba by 30 October 2020.

But up to the present, Armstrong alleged, the JIC is yet to cite him and Judge Dahn for an investigation.

Similarly, he alleged, that for the case he filed before former Chief Justice Korkpor against Judge Blamo Dixon on 9 November 2020, he is yet to be cited by the JIC. He, however, somersaulted on September 2, 2022, withdrawing his allegations Judge Dixon.

Regarding the case against Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay which was filed on 4 May 2021, Armstrong alleged that Gbeisay submitted his response to the JIC on 5 July 2021, four days after the expiration of JIC’s ultimatum.

He accused Judge Gbeisay of making racist comments against him. Armstrong added that following Gbeisay’s nomination to the Supreme Court bench, he held a press conference to inform the Senate, the public, and the foreign business community that the nominee held a racist mentality against foreign nationals, mostly British.

Further, Armstrong said up to the present, he does not have any knowledge of the status of his complaint filed against Judge Scheaplor R. Dunbar which was filed on 25 October 2021.

On 24 February 2021, Armstrong alleged, Associate Justice Kaba wrote former Chief Justice Korkpor to instruct the Public Defender’s Office to provide him (Armstrong) adequate legal representation throughout the tenure of the investigation of his complaints.

He said this was based on a communication he wrote on 15 February 2021 to the JIC, expressing the difficulty he faced in obtaining a lawyer to represent his interest against the judges and the magistrate.

“Your Honor, I believe in your ability, especially with the recent decisions and measures you have taken so far in restoring the integrity and credibility of the judiciary, and I hope that under your watch I will get justice against these judges, who have denied me of my rights as provided for the Liberian constitution,” Armstrong pleaded.

Meanwhile, in a motion filed on 21 November 2022, J. Nangbolor F. Singbeh, asked the Criminal Court “C” to dismiss Armstrong’s ‘frivolous complaint.’

Singbeh argued that the court is now sitting in its November Term A.D. 2022, and more than eight terms have passed. I

In the main case against Singbeh, Armstrong alleged that Mr. Singbeh dubbed them under the pretense of establishing a rock-crushing company MHM Eko – Liberia in which they retained the largest share of 70 percent.

Singbeh was accused along with several persons for their alleged roles in this case, including defendants Othello Z.B. Karr, Karel Socher, Ales Sranmek, Sherman Longan, Jan Holask, Barry F. Tequah, and Ousman Fofana.

Others include Gloria Cain, Sylvester Selvkpoh, Patrick Saah Siaphia, Mulbah Kenneh, and Patrick Siaphe. The prosecution claims that defendant Singbeh used his official position to conspire and connive with Gloria Caine, George Wisner, Othello Z.B. Karr, Prince A. Saysay, and others to obtain faked and fraudulent “Investment Incentives” for duty-free privileges.

The indictment alleged that the defendants allegedly obtained the faked “investment Incentives” for duty-free privileges even though MHM Eko – Liberia was due to engage in crushed rocks and related businesses with US$7,616,152 capital investment.

According to the indictment, defendant Singbeh opened two bogus accounts in the name of MHM Eko-Liberia, conspired with KarelSochor, Ales Sramek, Peter Pesek, Jan Holaseh, and Gloria Caine by convincing the Czech nationals to transfer US$2,495,109 and US$102,000,000 to pay customs duties on equipment imported, employees’ salaries and other running costs.

The indictment noted that the total value of properties including cash and equipment stolen directly from the Czech nationals by the defendants is estimated at US$5,062,419.10.

The defendants face charges of economic sabotage, theft of property, forgery, and criminal conspiracy. The indictment accuses the defendants, along with former National Investment Commission (NIC) Executive Director George Wisner of allegedly conspiring to commit economic sabotage in violation of the Penal Law.

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