-To Six Months By Supreme Court

At least 5 conventional leaders of Bong County had been sentenced to six-month imprisonment through The Supreme Court of Liberia for just lately obstructing the serve as of the ninth Judicial Circuit Courts in Bong County.

Months again, conventional leaders reported invading the courtroom’s facility and obstructed commonplace companies of that Honorable Court, in this foundation, a contempt rate was once issued in opposition to them.

The Supreme Court has the inherent authority to punish contempt acts interfering with the independence and integrity of the courtroom and the inherent constitutional responsibility to give protection to the sanity and dignity of the judiciary, particularly the courts and its officials.

These 5 conventional leaders had been despatched to a 12 months imprisonment, however following a plea from their legal professionals and others, that was once lowered to 6 months.

Handing down judgment at the topic Thursday, the courtroom famous that contempt complaints through the Supreme Court are unbiased and unique of any felony or different investigations carried out through the opposite branches of presidency or different establishments.

As within the speedy case, the Supreme Court shall no longer refuse jurisdiction nor fail to take cognizance of contempt simply for the reason that identical acts and behavior for which the contempt complaints had been instituted are being concurrently investigated through different establishments.

The prime courtroom furthered that it have been established that the contemnors intentionally ransacked the magisterial courts in Salala, Gbartala, and Bong Mines, Bong County, and adducted the Justice of the Peace and others in Salala, which acts violated the constitutional concept of separation of powers and the immunity granted judicial officials within the efficiency in their tasks, the contemnors are accountable of felony contempt of the judiciary department of presidency.