Supreme court releases jailed lawyers

Counselors Blama and Taylor (with water bottle) were jailed for 30 days by a judge

Counselors Blama and Taylor (with water bottle) were jailed for 30 days by a judge

The Supreme Court of Liberia last Friday ordered the immediate release of two lawyers imprisoned for 30 days by a judge for allegedly falsifying a document implicating her in a criminal transaction.

The nation’s highest court, through justice in chamber Philip Banks, took the decision as a result of a Writ of Prohibition filed by Liberia’s former solicitor general Cllr. Tiawo Gongole to the court against the chief judge of the commercial court  Eva Mappy Morgan over the detention last Wednesday of his colleagues Cllrs. Milton D. Taylor and Viama J. Blama at the Monrovia Central Prison.

Cllr. Gongole claimed in his complaint that “Judge Eva Mappy Morgan‘s action was wrongful as well as an abused of power.” 

Meanwhile the lawyers have been release from the Monrovia Central Prison in keeping with the Supreme Court order.

Text & Photo: Peter N. Toby
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