Information Minister Eugene Nagbe and his deputy Eugene Fahngon have been summoned by the House of Representatives to show cause why they should not be held in contempt for disrespecting that body.
They are due to appear before the House’s Plenary today, Wednesday, having failed to appear Tuesday. The House on Tuesday, 11 September summoned the two officials to answer to contempt charge due to their failure to appear before plenary to respond to Bomi County Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe’s complaint.
Snowe filed a complaint before the plenary of the House after Deputy Minister Fahngon shared a video in which he verbally attacked, insulted and accused him of wrongdoings.
The Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives says a staffer in the office of the Deputy Minister signed for the communication addressed to the official, but Fahngon claims he did not receive it.Both Ministers were asked to appear before the full plenary of the House of Representatives along with their lawyers.
They are due to answer to a contempt charge which may lead them to jail or be fined if they are found guilty in line with the laws of Liberia.Making the motion, Lofa County District #3 Representative Clarence Massaquoi says the statement by Fahngon that the did not receive the communication should be investigated.
By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley