Liberia police chase Ellen Sirleaf’s son over missing banknotes

Ex-President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Photo : AFP

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Charles Sirleaf, one of the sons of Liberia’s former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and 30 others are wanted by a magistrate’s court in Monrovia in connection with the missing banknotes, sources said Friday.

Charles and the other accused are officials of the Central Bank of Liberia which was supposed to receive the missing $104 million to subsequently infuse the money into the Liberian economy.

Former bank governor Milton Weeks who had denied involvement in the saga.

Last week, the former president had ruled out believes that his son was involved in the issue.

The saga came took a dramatic twist last week with the Justice, Finance and Information ministry officials traded accusations and preferred contrasting accounts about the money.

Since then, the country civil society and including musicians have been piling pressure on President Geoge who has requested the US to help in the investigations.

© Bur-csa – N.A / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III – African Daily Voice (ADV)