S/Court Orders Release Of impounded vehicles -Issues Writ of Prohibition

MONROVIA: In the wake of the impounding of several vehicles belonging to the Gracious Ride Company, a private transport enterprise in Liberia, the Supreme Court has ordered the release of the vehicles and issued a writ of prohibition to any other further action on the seizure.

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Justice, Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh, and signed by Cllr. Sam Mamulu, Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court introduced the case as “Gracious Ride by and thru its manager, Francis T. Blamo of the City of Monrovia versus the Asset Recovery Task Force headed by Edwin Kla Martin also of the City of Monrovia”.

“By directive of His Honor yussif D. Kaba, Associate Justice presiding in Chambers, you are hereby cited to a conference with His honor on Monday, April 1, 2024, at the hour of 11:00 am, in connection with the above captioned case.

“Meanwhile, you are ordered to release all vehicles seized and stay all seizure pending the outcome of the conference”, the letter said.

The case arose from the action of the recently appointed Assets Recovery Committee on Wednesday of this week where it went ahead to impound several vehicles belonging to Gracious Ride reportedly for being assets of the government but being run as private business for profit. The action also covered other vehicles believed to be properties of the government that should have been returned to the government when individuals to whom the vehicles were assigned ceased to be in the employ of the government upon the inauguration of President Joseph Nyuma Boakai.

The former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Patrick Sudue was not also spared in the process as his vehicle which he claimed to have bought from the General Service Agency (GSA) in 2021 was impounded in the traffic and whisked to the premises of GSA. It was also reported that Sudue had instituted a lawsuit against the Assets Recovery Committee.

There has not been any response from the Assets Recovery Committee since the Supreme Court ordered the release of the vehicles and a writ of prohibition issued against any other further action of the Committee.

2 Comments
  1. Jake Doe says

    BOAKAI IS A DISASTER! THE INCAPACITATED 79 YEARS OLD IS A DISAPPOINTMENT, AN EMBARRASSMENT, AND A DISGRACE!!!

    He and functional illiterate (in the law) Ed Kla Martin ACTING FAR FAR AWAY FROM WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF LAW AND PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE ( along with that little rat Emmnauel Gonquoi whose mentor is the autocratic stooge Julius Malema), went around throwing families out of cars etc., and who knows, and possibly other outrageously lawless scenarios, when they had not yet conducted the required investigations for onward execution or enforcement involving the attainment of warrants based on and following established protocols within the bounds of the laws respecting individuals rights, etc.

    Or such immoral, illegal, unprofessional, and uncivilized conduct are the procedures outlined in the executive order, as advised by that stooge and opportunist Kofi Woods claiming to be human rights lawyer, or that mediocre calling himself Bushuben Keita, since of course their disposition, attitude, and policy on this tenure controversy, in which incompetent Boakai wants his bad policies to supplant laws, the intent of framers of the constitution and even very recent precedents of the Supreme Court????

    We proffer the above based on the reality that no task force in the civilized world or the liberal democratic order engages in such abuses of power and illegal activities like forcibly removing people from property or seizing vehicles without proper legal authority within the bounds of the law respecting human rights prohibiting harassment, intimidation, and other sorts of psychological assaults and insults, as made evident in this news report ipso facto the admissions and confessions of the Head of the Asset Recovery Task Force, his Deputy, and underlings.

    SHAME ON YOU KOFI WOODS, MR. DEDEBA NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER! YOU ARE AN OPPORTUNIST, A STOOGE, A DISAPPOINTMENT, AN EMBARRASSMENT AND A DISGRACE!!!!

    AT LEAST, THE LIBERIAN PEOPLE AND SENIOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AS LEGISLATOR HON. YEKEH YARKPAWOLO KOLUBAH HAVE NOW SEEN THROUGH THE MULTIPLICITIES OF YOUR UNPRINCIPLED, HYPOCRITICAL, INCOMPETENT, DISHONEST, INDECENT, AND CONSTITUTIONALLY CRIMINAL MENTALITY!!!

    One of the most appropriate remedies to prevent any further national disgrace and embarrassment resulting from the abuses and illegal conduct of these unprofessional and incompetents (as govt is now being sued for its violations of the laws regarding independent regulatory agencies exemption from presidential removals) is to begin taking numerous legal actions by filing lawsuits against the government viz Boakai’s culpable omissions, and his actions tantamount to banditry!!!

  2. Jake Doe says

    Joe Boakai is really a mess. You mean after this boy (now in his 80th year) stayed within the seat of government (the capital Monrovia) for all of his childhood and adult life, and worked in government for a half of a century of over 50 years, and then as vice president for twelve years, all he has been able to learn was the recklessly vain and corrupt attitudes from his corrupt boss Ellen Johnson Sirleaf???

    He Boakai the puppet is there taking orders to have their extremely constitutionally criminal policies into norms, standard public policymaking processes, best practices, customs, traditions, etc..

    And very annoying is the fact that they want to achieve such selfish and vain desires of theirs, by cunningly overturning Supreme Court precedents, incinerating the intents of the framers of the Constitution, violating the Constitution and the relevant statutes, while usurping the Legislature.

    Joe, is that what you conceptualize as “commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring that public officials are held accountable for their actions “?

    YOU BETTER STOP TAKING ORDERS FROM ELLEN, SYLVESTER GRIGGSBY AND THEIR LIRO GANG WHICH FOR PROFITS AND POWER, FINANCED, ORGANIZED, ASSISTED, FOMENTED, INCITED THE MASSIVE KILLING OF THE INNOCENT IN LIBERIA AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE COUNTRY IN VIOLATION OF UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 2131 (X X).

    As for those corrupts and incompetents in Washington, you make a fool of yourself to depend on them. You see what they have done to their stooges (eg. Charles Taylor, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the rest of their other warlords, like Boley, Sekou Damate Konneh, , Alhaji Kromah, Butt Naked, etc.?

    You are dangerously taking the wrong and unnecessary path regarding legislation as an instrument of political change. Your advisers seem to be ignorant or are pretending to be ignorant of the political and legal elements of legislative effectiveness on the one hand.

    And on the other hand, their acts and omissions have made clear that they just do not care about the relevant legal and political value which affect the content of legislation or erecting standards or policies.

    If they did, they would have long advised you on striking the balance between the different values of law and politics, while applying values to these decisions you are making …whether the decisions or actions are centered on tenured positions or this your Asset Recovery WITCH HUNT which has GONE HAYWIRE.

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