LACC Submits Reports To Ministry Of Justice–Attaches Hundreds Of Evidences

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The Liberia Anticorruption Commission (LACC) says it has submitted all the reports to the Ministry of Justice with hundreds of exhibits containing evidence that are sufficient for indictment and a subsequent prosecution.

   The Commission, in a statement Monday, said the reports on the Ministry of Agriculture, Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-information Services, Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation and Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia are now before the Ministry of Justice, in keeping with section 11.1&2 of the August 2008 Act creating the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission (LACC).

   The Commission said the submission of the report is exactly in line with existing provision of the 2008 act under which the Commission was established.

   Recently the Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin, released several investigative reports to the public in which he called for the indictment and prosecution of several government officials for corruption.

   Cllr.  Martin told a news briefing that official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo Information Services, Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation and the Planned Parenthood Association violated the laws in the discharge of their duties

   In another development, the Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission, Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin, has returned to the country after participating in the 5thgeneral Assembly of African Anti-corruption Chiefs in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.

   The Liberian anti-graft chief joined his colleagues from around the Africa to discuss key issues in the fight against corruption, including adopting a continental approach to prosecution, money laundering, assets recovery and whistle-blowing

   Since his ascendency to the post as Executive Chairperson, Cllr. Martin has been striving to reposition the country’s anti-graft agency along regional and continental lines, including his recent election to the West African Anti-Corruption Group.

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