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The Secretary of Liberian Senate Nanborlor F. Singbeh and several others including former National Investment Commission (NIC) boss George W. Wisner have been ordered arrested by the Criminal Court “C” in Monrovia following their indictment for economic sabotage and multiple charges. The writ of arrest dated 12 June names other defendants as 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.

This paper is yet to obtain the indictment against the listed defendants, but their arrest order comes following several months of legal battle between the Senate Secretary Mr. Singbeh and officials of a rock crushing company MHM Eko-Liberia, reportedly owned largely by two Czech brothers, Martin and Pavel Miloschewsk.

The defendants face charges of economic sabotage, theft of property, forgery and criminal conspiracy. British national Hans Armstrong has been the Attorney-In-Fact of two Czech brothers at the rock crushing company that was situated in Margibi County.

Martin and Pavel Miloschewsk had complained that they were seeking to establish a rock crushing company in Liberia, alleging that defendant Singbeh assured them that he would have made that possible with a precondition that he gets 30 percent share while the Czech investors hold 70 percent share.

Based on their alleged discussions, the complainants claim that they transferred US$2,495,109 and US$102,000 respectively in accounts the accused created at two different private banks here.

They however alleged that without their knowledge, Singbeh withdrew all the money from the two accounts and additionally sold trucks and other equipment intended for the investment. They two brothers lament that they sustained a total loss of US$5,062,419, on account of the alleged equipment that Singbeh sold plus the cash he allegedly withdrew from the two accounts.

By Winston W. Parley

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