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Sen. Teahjay demands trial

Sen. Teahjay NDSinoe County Senator J. Milton Teahjay has requested the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission or LACC to prosecute him for corruption allegations against him while serving as Superintendent of the county last year.

The former superintendent of Sinoe, through a June 22, 2015 communication addressed to Cllr. James Verdier of the LACC: “I write to remind you of the corruption allegations made against me by you in your capacity as Chairman of the LACC more than eight months ago. I’m fully awaiting my court trial,” the communication noted.

It can be recalled that the LACC accused Sen. Teahjay on October 23, 2014, at a weekly Information Ministry press briefing, of misapplying over US$65,000 of the County Development funds of Sinoe County while serving as superintendent of that county- something Sen. Teahjay has since denied.

“In a relentless pursuit of me, this accusation was repeated by the LACC for the second time on May 7, 2015 in Monrovia. Beyond the mere publicity stunt, I am yet to witness the case going to court for prosecution in order to prove the LACC allegations against me, thereby continuously harming my hard-earned integrity,” Teahjay indicated.

According to him, the allegations by the LACC fundamentally defamed his personal character. “I am encouraging the LACC to kindly and speedily forward its case against me to any court of competent jurisdiction of its choice so as to afford me due process as required by the Constitution of our country,” the communication concluded.

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