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Justice Minister Resigns

Controversial Liberian Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh last Friday,tendered in his resignation following two years of service. With no hestation upon receipt of Cllr. Sannoh’s letter ofresignation, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accepted, according tothe Executive Mansion in Monrovia.

The release indicated that President Sirleaf expressed appreciation toCllr. Sannoh for his extraordinary legal talent exhibited in theperformance of his duties as Minister of Justice and Attorney Generalof the Republic of Liberia, also urging him to remain available to serve his Country in other capacities as the need may arise.

The President has, meanwhile, requested the Deputy Minister for Administration and Public Safety at the Ministry of Justice, Cllr.Wheatonia Dixon-Barnes to act as Minister until Cllr. Sannoh’s successor is named.

While reason(s) for his resignation may not have been officiallyindicated in the Executive Mansion release, many may be attributing itto pressure as it relates to the manner in which he handled the deathsof former LPRC’s Managing Director Harry Greaves, as well as Victoria Zayzay, among others, so much that “eye-brows” were raised at thegovernment.Press release

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