Monrovia, Liberia: Information reaching The Liberian Billboard says, the Liberia National Police has refused to release Central Bank Deputy Governor Charles Sirleaf, and the bank’s Director of Banking, Dorbor Hargba after both men secured bonds for their release early Friday.
According to multiple sources, lawyers representing Sirleaf and Hargba secured a US$2 million bond for their release, an amount way above the required bond, but the Liberia National Police objected, citing safety concerns.
It is not clear what particular safety concern does the LNP have, but sources with knowledge of the situation say, the Police is acting upon orders from the Executive branch.
Meanwhile, The Liberian Billboard has reliably learnt that former President Sirleaf, upon hearing the news of her son’s arrest, cut her trip short from Nigeria where she headed an ECOWAS delegation to observe the just ended Nigerian elections. Madam Sirleaf, according to closed sources, is expected to issue a press statement about the issue shortly.
Exact details of the statement are still not known, however, a close confidant of hers told our Monrovia correspondent that the ex-Liberian President is expected to support the judicial process as it relates to the charges and allegations brought against her son.
This is a developing story, The Liberian Billboard will bring you more information as additional details come in.