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Teahjay dragged to court for vehicle

By Lincoln G Peters

A  Liberian female residing in the  United  States of America has written a formal complaint before Criminal Court “B”  against Sinoe  County Senator Milton  Teahjay, accusing him of deceitfully obtaining her motor vehicle and refusing to turn it over to her.

Based on the complaint filed by Madam Patricia Flomo, Criminal Court “B” Resident Judge Koiboi K. Nuta cited Mr. Teahjay and the complainant, Patricia Flomo, to appear in court Wednesday, 10 November 2021 in the Judge’s Chamber.

However the Sinoe Senator did not show up for the meeting at the court, and instead, wrote a communication threatening Judge Nuta with removal from his post.

In the complaint, Madam Flomo, who is visiting Liberia, said she was constrained to take legal action due to Senator Teahjay’s action against her.

She narrated that Teahjay had promised to use his legislative immunity to clear her vehicle from the Freeport of  Monrovia after she was introduced to him by the lawmaker’s brother, Patrick  Teahjay who also is a resident of the  United  States of  America.

Madam  Patricia  Flomo  said Senator  Teahjay  cleared  her  vehicle  in  early  March  this year.

She said she instructed that the vehicle be turned over to her late father, but the Senator allegedly refused to do so.

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She alleged that Senator Teahjay had insisted that the car belonged to him.

Further, Madam Flomo said when Senator  Teahjay’s lawyer,  Arthur  Johnson was contacted, he arranged a conference wherein she produced all legitimate documents regarding her ownership of the car.

“It will shock you to know that the Senator falsified all the car documents and had it registered in his name,” she alleged.

In his response to the court’s citation, Teahjay said he acknowledged the citation from the Office of the Judge of Criminal Court  “B”.

The Communication which is under the signature of Teahjay’s Chief of Office  Staff informed Judge  Nuta that the  Legislature is in session and that the citation is in clear contravention of the  Senator’s immunity as enshrined in Article  42 of the  Constitution of Liberia.

“The  Senator would also have me inform you for onward information to Judge  Nuta that considering the citation,  it interfered with and or obstructed the Senator’s  Legislative duties and responsibilities,” Teahjay’s office said.

It warned that “Judge  Natu could  be cited  for  contempt  of the  Liberian  Senate  and  removed  from  office  at its  next  session  should  he repeat this  violation by citing  a Senator  Sitting  in Legislative  Session  as is provided  for by  Section  31 of the Legislative  Law.”https://thenewdawnliberia.com/sinoe-county-sen-teahjay-provides-lrd1-3m-to-several-communities/–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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