Barely a day after serving a writ of arrest and the indictment on the suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority and her Comptroller in a US$837, 950 theft of property, economic sabotage and criminal conspiracy case, both suspects secretly posted their criminal appearance bond with the court.
The two defendants were taken to Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice late Tuesday afternoon, along with legal counsels, where they filed a US$1.2 million to secure their temporary release.
Family Dollar Universal Insurance Services (FDUIS), which served as surety for defendants Matilda Parker and her alleged accomplice Christiania KpabarPaelay, assured the court that it shall produce the accused when requested.
“The corporation shall produce the insured any time requested as required by Criminal Court “C” or any other court of competent jurisdiction within the Republic of Liberia for any financial obligation, or contingency by this guarantee as long as such expenses do not exceed the sum insured. One million two hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$1, 200, 000.00),” the FDUIS General Manager, Matthew K. Zayzay assured the court.
The FDUIS further stated that the condition of its bond is such that the insured shall appear before the court and hereafter from day to day to answer to all charges for criminal conspiracy, economic sabotage and theft of property until duly discharged from the crime.
Mr. Zayzay also assured the court that if his clients are convicted of said crime, they will surrender themselves to the custody of the court to undergo full sentence of the law.
However, defendant DeneahFlomo is yet to file his bond.
Some legal practitioners, who spoke to this paper at the Temple of Justice, said the prosecution is expected to file their exception to the bond on grounds that FDUIS is not in good standing with the Government of Liberia in terms of paying its taxes.