Justice Ja’neh: “I Committed No Wrong That Warrants My Impeachment”; Takes Stand In Ongoing Impeachment Trial


Monrovia, Liberia: Embattled Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia, Justice Kabineh Ja’neh said, he has done no wrong that warrants his impeachment from the nation’s highest court.

Taking the stand at the ongoing impeachment trial against him at the Liberian Senate, Justice Ja’neh asserted that charges found in the bill of Impeachment that were levied against him cannot be the reason for his removal, describing it as “sad for the country’s emerging democracy.”

Justice Ja’neh said, the five counts mentioned in the bill of impeachment and which included the ECOBANK-Austin Clark case, is the basis of his impeachment trial. He reminded the body that if the House intended to make an amendment on the impeachment bill, the amended was supposed to be done in accordance with the law.

“Whether or not the Justice-In-Chambers issues or decline to issue a writ on account of the petition before him or her, is left exclusively with sound discretion of that Justice,” Justice Ja’neh said.

The embattled Justice while sitting on the stand defended his actions, stating that all decisions he took at the time, most of which form the basis of the House’s impeachment bill, was done in accordance with the law.

Prosecution lawyers have rested with witnesses and evidence in the ongoing trial. The trial continues Tuesday and the defense team is expected to produce another witness to testify on the constitutionality of the impeachment case, according to lead defense lawyer, Cllr. Arthur Johnson.


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