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House Speaker Bhofal Chambers cautions members of the House of Representatives to desist from reckless comments and false accusations against the state.Speaker Chambers’ warning comes in the wake of accusation made by Montserrado County District #16 Representative Dixon Seboe against Representative Yekeh Kolubah from District#10 in a communication to Plenary on Thursday.Rep. Seboe accused his colleague Representative Kolubah of recklessly making inciting comments against the government.

He specifically notes that on the Wednesday’s December 4, 2019, edition of the “OK Conversation” hosted by OK FM, Kolubah asserted that he had proof the Government of Liberia had printed bank notes brought them into the country via Kenya Airways.

Rep. Seboe continues that Rep. Kolubah also claimed the Government of Liberia, including all of its officials are involved in money laundering, based on facts that are available to him.

Seboe, who chairs the House Committee on Banking and Currency, warns that such statement does not only pose security risk on commercial banks, as there could be a rush for withdrawal of Liberian dollars, which are already in short supply, but serious political risk on the entire country.He asks Plenary to take appropriate actions against Rep. Yekeh to stop him from making reckless comments in the public that embarrasses the government.

But Representative Kolubah has denied accusing the government wrongly, clarifying that he told OK FM that he has pictures and video in his phone that money was brought in the country, and if that were true government is printing money in the absence of the Legislature, it could be money laundering. Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne