The Coalition of Islamic Organizations Bong Chapter has condemned the ongoing impeachment proceeding against Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh.
The group expressed its condemnation of the proceedings through a petition filed to Bong County Senators Henrique Flomo Tokpa and Henry Willie Yallah.
Our correspondent says the Bong County – based Coalition of Islamic Organizations has described Justice Ja’neh’s impeachment as unlawful.
Further, the Coalition of Islamic Organizations expresses suspicion that with the 2020 and 2023 elections around the corner, many political groups or individuals are in fear that the presence of critical minds on the Supreme Court bench could work against their alleged plan to manipulate the process.
They accuse the Legislature of initiating a politically motivated and illegal impeachment proceeding against Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh.
Justice Ja’neh is standing impeachment trial at the Liberian Senate for alleged proved misconduct, abuse of public office, wanton abuse of judicial discretion, frauds, misuse of power and corruption.
One of the cases which triggered his impeachment trial relate to a land dispute involving the embattled justice and a private citizen, one Madam Annie Yancy Constance.
Ja’neh has been accused by lawmakers for abuse of power, using his influence as Associate Justice to secure a ruling in his favor at the Supreme Court to take possession of the land.
But Ja’neh’s lawyers have repeatedly maintained that the claim that their client allegedly manipulated the Supreme Court to rule in his favor in the property case questions the credibility of Chief Justice Korkpor who serves as the head of the Supreme Court and also signed the very ruling that is one of the counts against the Associate Justice.
The petition statement by the Coalition of Islamic Organizations says it is the Coalition’s duty to uphold and defend the constitution of the Republic of Liberia against any unlawful act like the ongoing impeachment proceedings at the Senate.
They argue that the manner in which Justice Ja’neh is being impeached is unconstitutional and lacks all legal basis for conviction nothing.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley