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President George Manneh Weah on Wednesday made examples of three top officials at the National Housing Authority or NHA suspending them in connection with the ongoing investigation into alleged fraud at the NHA.

The top officials are the Managing Director, Mr. Duannah Siryon, Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Mr. Tugbeh C. Tugbeh and Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services, Mr. Isaac Roberts of the National Housing Authorit..

The three officials are being investigated in connection with their roles in an alleged act of fraud at the NHA. The trio have been mandated to handover all government properties and relevant documents in their possessions.

They spent their first night at the Monrovia Central Prison on Tuesday, 27 November on charges of theft of property, economic sabotage, bribery, criminal conspiracy and criminal solicitation.The officials were arrested on 23 November on account of an alleged secretly recorded audio in which they were allegedly heard soliciting bribe from agents of a Burkinabe company GELPAZ – IMMO who had reportedly come here in follow -up on their interest in constructing over 5,000 housing units along the Roberts International Airport Highway.

State security investigators including the police say Mr. Siryon along with his two deputies and one Augustine Weah, were heard in the alleged audio recording having altercation because the two NHA deputies allegedly felt cheated out of the US$92,000 bribe received from GELPAZ – IMMO’s
former coordinator Emmanuel Tapsoba.

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