The Monrovia City Court is expected to convict or acquit suspect Emmanuel Gonqueh, Head of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia, and two others for multiple criminal offenses.
This follows suspect Gonqueh and others’ open confession during a pretrial conference with Judge Jomah Jallah, consistent with Chapter 12, Section 12.1 of the Civil Procedure Law that is applicable in a criminal proceeding.
The Court Tuesday confirmed to Judicial Reporters that the EFFL leader and others confessed judgment during a legal conference on August 27, to avoid criminal prosecution.
But defense lawyer Cllr. Jimmy Bombo has denied the Court’s account saying at no time his clients’ confessed judgment during a close room conference with Judge Jomah Jallah.
However, Cllr. Bombo stated that they only regretted the inconvenience caused by his clients, which led to the impeding of free movement of people during his clients’ July protection at the premises of the Capitol Building.
Recently, the EFFL Head and his colleagues were accused of assaulting assigned security officers at the Capitol Building where they overpowered them to forcibly lock the main gate in protest of the $30,000 United States Dollars received by their lawmakers.
They were charged for multiple offenses ranging from terrorist threats, simple assault, felonious restraint, and disorderly conduct and risk a year sentence at the Monrovia Central Prison.