Criminal Court C Assigned judge at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has granted the Bill of Expectations filed by Defendant Biomia Folley through his Lawyer Cllr. Jonathan Massaquoi against the Writ of arrest that was issued by the Ministry of Youth and Sports through the Liberia National Police in 2020 last year.
It can be recalled on October 18, 2019, the Ministry of Youth and Sports recommended a vendor, Boimah Folley Sports Center to supply Sixty (60) sets of Jerseys based on sponsorship for the National County’s Sports Meet by the Management of the APM Terminal.
Accordingly, a contract was entered into by APM Terminal and Biomiah Folley Sports Center to supply Sixty (60) sets of Jerseys for the Fifteen (15) Counties of the 2019/ 2020 National County’s Sports Meet, dated November 26, 2019.
The Invoice with the amount of United States Dollars Twenty-four thousand (USD$ 24,000.00) was presented to the APM Terminal by Boimah Folley Sports Center as shown from the record of the lower Court. The said amount was transferred into the Vendor Accounts and APM Terminal notified the Ministry of Youth and sports relative’s to the payment of funds from its GT Bank account into the Vendor Expand account, dated December 6, 2019.
The said invoice indicated that one George Haines Gborgar, proprietor of Heaven Printing Company received fifty (50) sets of Jerseys but Mr. Gborgar told the Liberia National Police, after being requested to do so, the records revealed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports demanded defendant Biomiah Kay Folley to turn the money allegedly received from the APM Terminal on grounds that Defendant Biomiah Folley filed to supply the sixty sets of Jerseys as agreed upon by the parties.
Minister D. Zeogar Wilson, Minister of Youth and sports wrote a Communication to the Inspector General of Police, Col. Patrick T. Sudue claiming that Defendant Biomia Folley defrauded the Government of Liberia and defaulted in the supply of sixty (60) sets of Jerseys and that the funds were converted into his personal use. Accordingly, the Police charged Defendant Biomia Folley for Crimes of Thefts of Property and Misapplication of Entrusted Property and were forwarded to the Monrovia City Court in keeping with the law.
In its ruling, the Court Observed that on November 26, 2019, a contract was entered into by the APM Terminal and Biomiah Folley Sports Center to supply Sixty (60) sets of Jerseys for fifteen (15) Countries of 2019 /2020 National County’s Sports. Hence, Defendant’s Bill of Expectations will is hereby granted given the Circumstances this Court also agrees with the Defender’s conventions that it was unreasonable to hold Defendant Biomiah Folley for what he termed and inferred to add insufficiency of evidence.
Reported by: Taisiah K.Merfee
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