ALP Dismayed Over Solicitor General’s Action -Says Cummings Will Still Be Held Accountable

A former constituent member of the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) has expressed dismay and dissatisfaction over the announcement made by the Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Seymah Cyrenius Cephas to file nolle prosequi in the fraud and criminal conspiracy case brought against Mr. Alexander B. Cummings and others. Noting its frustration over the SG’s action to drop the case without notification to the aggrieved parties, the ALP said it will seek all legal means to ensure that justice remains unhindered, and that “Mr. Alexander B. Cummings be held accountable for his deeds and actions.”

According to a press statement issued June 7, 2022, the ALP said while it congratulates the Supreme Court of Liberia for its opinion in the case All Liberian Party- ALP / Unity Party- UP vs. Alternative National Congress-ANC/Musa Bility; and that the ruling by the Supreme Court validates and solidifies the ALP’s claim against the ANC, the ALP is yet dismayed dissatisfied over the announcement made by the Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Seymah Cyrenius Cephus to nolle prosequi the case of fraud and criminal conspiracy brought against Mr. Cummings and associates, by the ALP.

“The ALP is cognizant of the fact that criminal cases are prosecuted by the Republic of Liberia through its solicitor General. However, the ALP through its Chairman should have been notified prior to any decision of this nature. The ALP frowns on the Government, specifically its Solicitor General for taking such a decision without consultation or notification to the injured party.

“Therefore, the ALP is further not impressed with the Government’s pronouncement that its action is without prejudice to the State and with the right to refile where applicable. We take note of all the many counts stipulated and proofs in the Solicitor General’s statement which directly indicts Mr. Cummings.

“Notwithstanding, the Supreme Court’s decision has no bearing on a criminal case pending undecided before the Magisterial Court. It leaves the ALP and the Liberian people with many unanswered questions. Now, the Liberian People can figure out who the real collaborators of the Government are!

“The ALP wishes to inform the general public that it is not a party to the decision of the Solicitor General nor will it ever participate in the travesty of justice, especially in a case as blatant as this.

“In Consideration of the fact that the State Prosecutor has admitted that “THERE IS COMPELLING EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT THE CPP FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT WAS FORGED…,” the ALP calls on Cllr. Cephus to rescind his decision and to proceed with this case until justice is served to our party.

“On Friday of June 3, 2022, the Solicitor General prayed the Magisterial Court for an additional 45 days period within which the case would have been decided. The parties left the Courtroom with an instruction from Judge Jomah Jallah that subpoenaed witness Mohammed Ali would have continued his testimony during the next assignment of the Case.

“Even though the State Prosecutor has rendered an opinion in this matter, the ALP believes that justice has not been fully served to our party, owing to the fact that the SG has confirmed that there was foul-play by Mr. Cummings and his disciples.

“In closing, the ALP assures its partisans and the Liberian people that its quest and determination to seek justice remain unhindered. Mr. Alexander B. Cummings must be held accountable for his deeds and actions.

“The Executive Committee of the All Liberian Party/ALP will convene an extraordinary sitting to determine other legal remedies it should explore in response to Cllr. Cephus’ action. In partnership and consultation with our private lawyers, the ALP will decide on measures, within the confines of the law, the party wishes to embark upon in the aftermath of the unlawful action of the Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia,” the ALP release, signed by National Chairman Theodore Momo, stated.

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