August 3, 2005
Liberia offers reward for dismissed maritime officials
The Liberian Observer reports that the Liberian Government has announced a US$10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspended Maritime Commissioner J. D. Slanger and dismissed Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Mohammed Dukuly.
The report says the two have been charged with "economic sabotage" by a court in Monrovia.
It quotes a Ministry of Information release issued Monday as alleging the two men being sought had taken US$3.5 million of maritime funds. Earlier the transitional government had said that the pair had not accounted for 700,000 Euros or the equivalent of over US$900,000.
The Liberian Observer report quotes Justice Minister Kabineh Ja'neh as saying there is reliable information that two are around Monrovia and its environs.
"We are assisting the Sheriff to ensure that these people are arrested and brought before the court," the Minister is quoted as saying.