Former Defense Minister Brownie Samukai has for the first time spoken since his indictment for emblazing the Army Forces of Liberia pension money.
Speaking Monday, August 23, when he visited Lofa County, Samukai said despite challenges confronting the justice system of the country, he is compelled to respect the decision of the court, despite his disagreement with that body.
The embattle Lofa County Senator-elect said he will comply with the 50 percent payment of $US 1.3 million as deem by the court.
According to him, the current situation confronting Lofa is not just about him, but the county’s representation, as such he wants to be concern about what people of the want.
He further noted that his visit to the county after eight months since the election on December 8, 2020, is intended to not only celebrate with them but to give the people of Lofa hope and assure them that he is on top of everything that is going on at the moment.
At the same time, Samukai said he is yet to understand the current disability imposes on him because he has completed the payment of his portion of the 50 percent of the $US 1.3 million.
In it ruling months ago, Criminal Court-C divided the amount of the Money among the three indicted persons but the Supreme Court in its opinion said; instead of individual bearing huge of the liability, the payment of such funds should be equally shouldered by all those indicted.
Meanwhile, Samukai said as it stands; the court has not been able to state the total amount he is to clear as liability, which puts him in doubt.
However, he has lauded citizens of Lofa County including the Collaborating Political Parties and some officials of government, who he said, continue to support him clear his liability.