Criminal court C Judge A. Blamo Dixon during the court Thursday January 7, 2016 hearing, granted the nulle prosequoi request filed by the prosecution in favor of Deneah M. Flomo of the city of Monrovia, who the prosecution intends to use in the case as second state witness
A Special Grand Jury for Montserrado upon oath, jointly indicted Parker, suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) and suspended NPA comptroller, Madam Christiana K. Paelay, as well as the chief executive officer of the Denmar Enterprise Deneah M. Flomo for allegedly robbing government of over US$800,000.00.
Mr. Flomo allegedly admitted to the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) investigator, Blamo Koffa, that he did not have the knowledge or capacity to execute the contracts for which he allegedly received payments from Co defendants Matilda W. Parker and Christiana K. Paelay.
Co defendants Matilda Parker and Christiana K. Paelay are standing trial for allegedly awarding over US800, 000.00 wreck removal contract awarded to Denear M. Flomo which was not executed by the said contractor.
According to the indictment, the action of the defendants is in fragrant violation of chapter 15, sub chapter “F”, sections 15.80(a)(b)(c), 15.81(a)(b)(c), and 15.82(b)(c), of the new panel law of the Republic of Liberia.
The indictment indicated that between the periods July 2011, up to December 2012, while in their respective positions, co defendants Parker and Paelay made fraudulent payments from the accounts of the National Port Authority (NPA) for the removal of wrecks from the port of Greenville in Sinoe County, valued at US$500,000.00.
The payments also cover the provision of security consultancy at the port of Monrovia, Buchannan, and Greenville, Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Sinoe counties respectively with a value of US$300,000.00.
It added that all transactions were without the approval of the public procurement and concession commission (PPCC), thus preventing “no objection” to sole source the two contracts as is required by the PPCC Act.
The indictment further indicated that the contract for the removal of the wrecks from the port of Greenville did not meet the approval of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA), since the work was marine related.