Liberia : probe over the disappearance of a hundred million dollars

The Central Bank of Liberia is the exclusive authority within the country which has power to order new currency. Photo : CBL

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Liberian government on Wednesday confirmed it is probing the disappearance of 104 million U.S. dollars from the central bank, saying the missing money “has national security implications.”

The money, an equivalent of over 16 billion Liberian dollars, was ordered by the Central Bank of Liberia from printers overseas but is yet to be traced after a series of shipments, the government said.

Records showed that the money got missing since last year.

The shipments were recorded between November 2017 and August 2018.

Fifteen people, including former central bank governor Milton Weeks and Charles Sirleaf, son of the former president, have been banned from leaving the country pending the investigation, said Information Minister Eugene Nagbe.

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