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Cllr. Johnny Momoh, Others Escape Jail Sentence… In US$575,385.00, Ld$80,000 Theft Of Property Case

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By Elbie Sebleh

MONROVIA: A Liberian Lawyer, Cllr. Johnny Momoh, and several others co-defendants, on Saturday, March 30, 2023, escaped jail sentence after securing a valid surety Criminal Appearance bond.

Cllr. Momoh and several co-defendants had been charged with the crimes of burglary and theft of property in the average amount of US$S575,385.00 plus LRD$80,000 at the Brewerville Magisterial Court.

On Saturday, the Brewerville Magisterial Court was a place of drama, when the presiding Judge ordered Cllr. Johnny Momo and several others arrested to answer to the charges due to a compliant from his embattled fiancée, Ms. MARIE NALLON

A writ of arrest which is in the possession of this paper ordered for the arrest of the living bodies of Cllr. Momo and others.

” YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED T0 ARREST THE LIVING BODY/IES OF
PANNOH, AUGUSTINE, JOHNNY MOMOH, JOHNNY YORVOR, EMMANUEL
SALLAY, PATRICAL, MIATTA KAMARA, MOSES MALLA AND OTHERS DEFENDANTS TO BE IDENTIEIED AND FORTHWITH BRING THEM BEFORE THIS COURT TO ANSWER TO THE CHARGE/S BURGLARY AND THEFT OF PROPERTY BASED UPON THE OATH COMPLAINT OF MARIE NALLON AS FOLLOW TO WRIT,” the writ noted.

The Writ stated that the private prosecutor complains against the defendants, and said that at her residence at YED Community, Saturday the 8 day of April 2023, at 8:00AM, the defendant principle, Johnny Momoh, proceeded to her residence where she has resided for over two(2) years pulse without any color of right proceeded along with co-defendants burst her door were she had all of her belongings.

The writ terms the alleged action as criminal, unlawful and was carried out while the private prosecutor was out of the fence and had gone to take her COVID-19 vaccine to travel to china.

The writ explained that at that time, the defendants entered the premises, broke the doors and went in with the codefendants and others to be identified and allegedly stole, took, and carried away several belongings from the private prosecutor to include.

“The private prosecutor jewelries, value at US$500,000.00USD and cash amount of
US$75,385.00 plus LRD$80,000.00, amounting to the total of US$575,385.00 plus LRD$80,000 which was the private prosecutor hard earned business money and the value of her gold jewelries,” the writ pointed out.

The private prosecutor says further that upon her arrival into her residence, she saw the defendant principle with the others co-defendants taking and carrying away her belonging as named herein and that her jewelries wherein was placed in a gray bag which also contained within it foreign currencies to include Ghana cedes, Guinea France, Gambia money Euro, CFA Chania’s RMB, South African money, Kenyan money, Sierra Leones, Moroccan money in
various amounts.

“The act of the defendants being criminal, wicked and intentional the crimes of Burglary and theft of property the defendants did do and commit,” the writ concluded.

However, when the Writ was served on the defendants, they were brought before the court but the prosecution request the court to inform the defendants about their constitutional and statutory rights since it’s their first appearance.

” At this stage, the prosecution requests this court in line with section 1.6 paragraph 4 of the Criminal Procedure Law to give the defendants up to Thursday, April 4, 2024, to take advantage of the law within Chapter 13.13 Criminal Procedure Law. Failure on their part, the law shall be applied, ” they noted.

To this, the defendants interpose no objections since the application is in line with the law and today being the first appearance and sitting of the defendant.

” The defendants are having a solid and valid criminal appearance bond and awaiting your approval your honor” they concluded.

Finally, the court granted the request of the prosecution and approved the criminal appearance and said that they will commence the case on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

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