Liberia Bar Association expels anti-graft boss due to doubt over nationality

Published: 21/Jun/2020
Source: RFI (Paris)

The Liberian National Bar Association has expelled Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson Nbudusi Nwabudike due to his alleged failure to justify how he obtained Liberian citizenship, piling pressure on President George Weah to dismiss him from several other top posts.

The President of the Bar Association, Tiawon Gongloe, says the Nigerian-born lawyer refused to comply with the committee probing his nationality status.

President George Weah appointed Nwabudike to chair three key government portfolios – the Governance Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission, and the Elections Commission, as well as the Special Presidential Review Committee that was established to probe the Global Witness Report on the National Oil Company of Liberia.

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Themes: Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2020