The indicted GT-Bank officials’ legal team has filed an application to Criminal Court ‘C’ seeking to dismiss the criminal indictment against their clients.
About seven officials of GT-Bank were indicted by the government of Liberia for allegedly stealing over $100-Thousand United States Dollars from the Kailondo Petroleum Incorporated’s accounts with the bank.
The lawyers’ nine counts motion for dismissal to the Court among other things claim that is a settled principle of Liberian law that the corporate officers cannot be held liable for the obligations and acts of a corporation.
Cllr. AwiaVankan maintained that his clients cannot be held responsible for any criminal or civil action, adding that the indictment is defective and warrant dismissible consistent with Chapter 16, Section 16.7 of the Criminal Procedure Law of Liberia.
But, prosecuting lawyers led by Cllr. Bobby Livingstone has rejected the bank’s lawyers’ application to the Court saying the motion to dismiss lacks the legal requirement as provided by law.
Our Judicial Correspondent further revealed that defense lawyers’ application to the criminal indictment comes at the time when Judge Ousman Feika has instructed that six indicted GT-Bank officials including its Managing Director Ikenna Anekwe to surrender their passport to the Court on or before Wednesday after the Court placed a travel ban against them.