The Capitol Times has gathered that Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence is heading the committee charged with the responsibility of probing the three senators’ role in handling the money but they have refused to cooperate with the Karnga-Lawrence committee’s investigation.
Our investigation unearthed that the scandal was brought to the limelight by Sinoe County Senator Milton Teahjay after a tipoff from a confidant working at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.
But when contacted, the Grand Bassa Senator said she is not allowed to disclose what is discussed behind closed door.
"There is a rule that prevents me from doing that, so if there is anything the public need to know it will come from the Pro-Temp of the Senate,” she added.
The refusal of the accused senators to cooperate with the committee has angered their colleagues who are calling for tough actions to be taken including their expulsion from the Liberian Senate, while others are requesting that the accused lawmakers should be removed from committees and be made to restitute the ‘stolen’ money.
When asked, the Secretary of the Liberian Senate J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh, Sr. told this paper via mobile late yesterday evening that he took oath to withhold senate discussions that are held behind closed doors.