In a press statement issued last Saturday, the Dugbe River Union, through its secretary general Aaron Manneh, stated that their call is based on the fact the Senator Teahjay's misdeeds, have drawn sufficient cause for the government of Liberia acting on supportive evidence to draw criminal indictment against Mr. Milton J. Teahjay, former Superintendent of Sinoe County for having indulged in financial improprieties, cheating and defrauding the people of Sinoe County with much needed development funds.
“In view of the foregoing reasons and facts, Senator Milton Teahjah of Sinoe County too stands in violation of the Code of Ethics and professional standard as public official and must be suspended forthwith from the Honorable Liberian Senate on the basis of the present indictment,” the release stated.
The Code of Ethics, the Dugbe River Union statement indicated, is a guiding principle which watches over the integrity, conduct, honesty, moral uprightness of public and private individuals.
“When public officials are placed under indictment automatically their privileges and entitlements stop, and they cannot be seen representing or serving the very people found in conflict with the presence of indictment, putting him in full denial or seizure of legislative privileges and benefits grown out of criminal charges of misapplication of entrusted properties (Sinoe County development funds). This is core value under our legal system of democratic governance be honored and respected,” the release said.
Teahjah, the group said, is hired by the people of Sinoe County as public servant and he must be recalled when found in conflict with the county and government grown out of criminal Indictment.
The group is also calling for temporary halt on salaries and benefits of Senator Teahjay pending the adjudication of the case, because taxpayers’ money should not be used to fight taxpayers.