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The NewDawn newspaper has gathered report that the administrator for the Suah Family’s properties in Ganta, Nimba County has threatened to drag presidential hopeful Mr. Benoni Urey of the All Liberian Party or ALP to court over alleged indebtedness for leased properties.

Mr. Nathan N. Suah told the NewDawn’s Nimba County correspondent that the Suah Family and the Benoni Urey humanitarian foundation, “Friends of Urey”entered into an alleged lease agreement for his (Suah’s) house to be rented from April 15, 2015 to April 15, 2016.

Based on the alleged agreement, Mr. Suah claims that Mr. Urey’s humanitarian foundation was to pay a total of $1,440.00USD a year. But he claimed that it has been difficult for the money to be paid since the agreement.
When contacted, Mr. Bob Yini of the “Friends of Urey” Nimba Branch told our correspondent that they will respond to the issue any time they were ready to do so. In a further contact with the ALP, party Chairman Theodoro J.S.P Momo said the building in question was once taken by the “Friends of Urey” under an arrangement initiated by former ALP Chairman Emmanuel Lomax.

Mr. Lomax has since resigned from the party after he lost a convention last year in Gbarnga, Bong County. But Mr. Momo claimed that when Mr. Lomax was leaving ALP, he dissolved the “Friends of Urey” and took the building because he had claimed to be the chairman and CEO of that group. As such, Momo contended that any debt incurred as a result of the building was the liability of Mr. Lomax’ and not Urey’s Humanitarian Foundation.

Notwithstanding, complainant Suah said since the $1,160USD was paid,the balance $280USD took over five months before he could receive it. The head for the Suah Property told the NewDawn Correspondent that the lease agreement covered his two modern buildings where one is used as a guest house, while the other is used as the organization’s office space.

A copy of the document which is obtained our correspondent revealed that the organization is responsible for the renovation of both buildings, and that the instrument will stand as a greatest path according to “our” previous discussion.

The occupant, which is the organization, is mandated in the agreement to promptly pay the lessor without qualms. But Suah noted that his house was destroyed by aggrieved residents, who were allegedly fooled by the “Friends of Urey” after collecting L$600 each from them under a dubious loan scheme that did not materialize.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Winston W. Parley

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