Monrovia, Liberia- After an impeachment proceeding marred by legal arguments and jabs, Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia has been impeached.
Reports about number of Senators who voted for his impeachment are scanty. One report says, 22 Senators voted for Justice Ja’neh’s impeachment, while another reports puts that number at 21.
Justice Ja’neh impeachment proceeding started with a bill of impeachment filed in the House of Representatives by Montserrado County lawmakers Acarous Gray and Thomas Fallah.
Counts in the impeachment bill include, theft of property, abuse of office, and abuse of power.
The Liberian Billboard was informed that Senators voted to impeach Justice Ja’neh for a granting a Writ of Prohibition petitioned by petroleum dealers in the country to stop the government from collecting levy/taxes of US$0.30 (road fund) imposed on the pump price of petroleum products.
Although Justice Ja’neh was the Justice-In-Chambers who issued the writ of prohibition, the full bench of the Supreme Court endorsed his decision.
Meanwhile, lawyers representing Justice Ja’neh urged the Supreme Court not to admit the decision into its records. They said, they took exception to the verdict and will take an appeal to the Supreme Court.
There have been mixed reaction from Liberians since the announcement of the verdict.
This is a breaking story. The Liberian Billboard will bring you more details in subsequent publication.