The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has warned public officials undergoing criminal investigations to desist from taking armed officers with them to the premises of the Commission.
LACC Chairman Cllr. Edwin Martin disclosed Monday that the Commission will not entertain lawyers and their clients being accompanied to the LACC with armed officers and battle cries during the investigation.
“Such attitude is irresponsible and has the propensity to place the leadership and investigators in harm’s way, as well as suppress the outcome of in investigative processes,” Cllr. Martin noted.
He reminded lawyers and clients of the LACC’s mandate as enshrined in the Act, emphasizing that the Commission will not be intimidated by such actions.
The Liberian Anti-Graft Commissioner made the statement at the opening of the Civil Law Court for its September Court, consistent with Chapter 3, Section 3.8 of the Judiciary Law of Liberia.
According to our Reporter, Cllr. Martin’s statement is coming at the time when NPA Managing Director and others are currently before LACC investigators for investigation.