NHA officials face charges today?
Leaked information from ongoing government investigation reveals officials of the National Housing Authority (NHA) had altercation when two deputies allegedly felt cheated in the disbursement of US$92,000.00 bribe from Burkinabe company GELPAZ former coordinator Mr. Emmanuel Tapsoba.
Police and the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) have not released official statement from the probe involving NHA Managing Director Duannah Siryon and his deputies Tugbeh C. Tugbeh and Augustine Weah, but this paper is tipped that police are determined to charge them with economic sabotage and criminal facilitation.
Their arrests over the weekend results from an alleged secretly recorded audio in which bribed was allegedly being solicited from agents of the Burkinabe company that that have come here in follow -up on their interest in constructing over 5,000 housing units along the Roberts International Airport Highway.
The leaked information further reveals police investigation established that on 16 September 2018 the NHA boss Siryon allegedly went to the Royal Grand Hotel in Sinkor, Monrovia in an apparent mood to receive money from GELPAZ’s then coordinator Tapsoba.
The report details that accordingly, a businessman known as Alain Z. Zoungana, CEO of GELPAZ IMMO company noticed that the alleged US$92,000 that was requested by Tapsoba was not used for the rightful purpose, thus prompting the CEO’s travel to Monrovia to ascertain what was going on.
It continues that additionally, Mr. Siryon along with his two deputies and one Augustine Weah, were heard in an alleged audio recording, having altercation because the two deputies felt cheated out of the US$92,000 bribe allegedly received from Tapsoba.
The officials were arrested over the weekend, and there were rumors all over the place that they were supposed to be turned over to court Monday, 26 November.But it did not go that way, instead, there were suggestions that following police probe, the suspects were allegedly led to the Ministry of Justice.
There are claims that the LACC might go further into the probe.Meanwhile, police sources are saying that there might be an official statement to the public today, Tuesday, 27 November by the police regarding the investigation.
By Winston W. Parley–Editing by Jonathan Browne