A Finance Ministry employee Alphonso Dash Wilson alongside two other defendants have been arrested by the Police, charged with economic sabotage, forgery and criminal facilitation and jailed pending court trial. Two more defendants arrested along with the Finance Ministry employee are Harris Kokeh an employee of the Ministry of Education assigned with the security department and Jerome Weah a resident of Congo Town but defendant Kokeh was admitted to bail.
The three defendants arrest stemmed from a complaint filed to the Police by former Education Minister Etmonia Tarpeh who told the Police that the three defendants were allegedly involved in falsely using the name of a staff of the Ministry Samuel Browne to open an account at the Global Bank which they have been using to receive salaries amounting to over L$73, 560.00
Police say that Information revealed by the formal Minister indicated that Samuel Browne had not received his salaries beginning October 2014 to March 2015 and that the three defendants have allegedly been benefitting from that amount. According to the Police, defendant Weah impersonated as Samuel Browne to open the account at the Global Bank but the defendant is reported to have told the Police that his bigger brother Alphonso Dash Wilson asked him to use the name Samuel Browne to open the account at the Global Bank.
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