MONROVIA – The Supreme Court of Liberia yesterday purged the contempt charge and quashed the writ of arrest against Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah contrary to report that he was arrested and handcuffed in the Court’s chamber.
Minister Tweah, upon appearing before the full bench of the Supreme Court pleaded with the Court to temper justice with mercy after the Deputy Minister for Codification at the Ministry of Justice, Cllr. Nyanati Tuah, surrendered him to the Court following his arrest order.
The Finance and Development Planning boss openly attributed the delay of the Judiciary salaries to technical error, saying that September salaries were already been paid and assured the Court that the October salaries will be ready by the end of this week.
Minister Tweah’s arrest order was triggered by his alleged refusal to pay employees of the judiciary including judges, magistrates, and justices of the Supreme Court.
At the hearing in the Supreme Court Chambers, Minister Samuel Tweh explained that the delay in salaries for judicial workers was due to technical errors.
According to him, 23 million United States Dollars that was intended to pay judicial workers was placed in a revenue account instead of a special account to settle the Judiciary salaries.
He has however pleaded with the Judiciary to give one week to address their salary concerns.
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