MOJ turns justice system into mockery, Cummings

By Lewis S Teh

The political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr Alexander B. Cummings, says the Ministry of Justice has turned the Liberian justice system into a total travesty, for the way and the way it operates in the ongoing matter of the CPR framework documents.

“Their actions are unfair to judges, lawyers and the Liberian people themselves because there are more serious crimes that are not being prosecuted under their watch,” Mr Cummings noted.

He points to waves of rapes, secret murders, lack of security and fear among citizens, but observes that the government is spending even more time on a misdemeanor trial that is of no benefit to the country.

He recently made the observation in a live interview with Sky FM in Monrovia, calling his lawsuit a political prosecution by the CDC-led government under President Weah.

Mr. Cummings accuses President George M. Weah, Minister of State Nathaniel McGill; Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean and Solicitor General Syrenius Cephus for orchestrating his political trial.

“They are colluding with leaders of opposition political parties including UP Standard Bearer Amb. Joseph Boakai and PLA flag bearer Benoni Urey to pursue me, but I can safely say that Mr. Cummings and the people of Liberia will prevail.

ANC chief says his decision to seek a foreign, independent forensic inquiry into the CPP framework document trial is to help shine a light on the justice system here as there is interference in its work by the executive branch of government.

“I am a very proud Liberian and also blessed to be one of the successful Liberians; I have international connections, partners, friends, supporters who are interested in finding out the facts and protecting my character and my hard-earned reputation; don’t get me wrong, and I don’t owe anyone an apology by bringing in an independent forensic firm,” he says.

Mr Cummings has engaged the services of Ms Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, to conduct a forensic investigation into her trial by the Government of Liberia on criminal charges, for allegedly falsifying the framework document of the now disintegrated policy of collaboration. Evenings.

He says Ms Blair’s law firm has people who have all the expertise to come and dig into the facts surrounding the allegation.

“It is because we are confident, which is why we have requested this forensic investigation and made the findings public. I’m shameless about it; my reputation is at stake, I think it’s the best thing to do; this whole trial should have been done in thirty days, but it’s been more than three months now, but the arrival of this new firm, I’m sure it won’t be long because it’s a 26-page document and they accused me of changing a single clause and we are convinced that they will not discredit us.

He reiterates that the UK company is a reputable organization that has done this around the world, and the facts they will gather will prove his innocence to the people of Liberia.

The political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), its national president, Senator Daniel Naatehn, and the general secretary Cllr. Aloysius Toe is being sued for alleged infringement and criminal association in connection with the reported amendment to the CPP framework document.

Mr. Cummings has repeatedly dismissed and denied the charges, describing them as false and politically motivated. Editing by Jonathan Browne