Bishop Manaseh Conto of the International Mission for Today Church located in Clara Town and his accomplices have been indicted for theft of property and misapplication of entrusted property valued at US$155,930.
Bishop Conto, Steven F. Kettor and one Smith to be identified were recently indicted by the Government of Liberia for allegedly duping the Korea Trading Corporation Liberia Limited which sells and rents vehicles.
The indicted men were employed with Korea Trading Corporation Liberia Limited.
The indictment stated that during the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Mr. Hung Choi, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, left the country for South Korea, leaving Bishop Conto and the two others in charge of the company with 31 vehicles from July 2014 up to February 2015 to run the company on his behalf.
The indictment further stated that during his stewardship as general manager of the company, the Bishop along with the two others commercialized 14 of the vehicles and ran seven Sedans, five buses and two jeeps for commercial transport purposes.
The indictment alleged that the Bishop along with the two others entered into vehicle rental contract with the World Food Program valued at US$18,445 monthly for five months from October 2014 to January 12 and up to March 2015 in the name of SACS group.
They received payment through Korea Trading Corporation ECOBANK account, and the corporation only received US$31,320, leaving a balance of US$60,905 unaccounted for.
Bishop Conto was Wednesday brought before Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice based upon a writ of arrest issued against him.
On the other hand, a court in Tienii, Grand Cape Mount County has indicted Imam Sekou Sesay for the crime of persistent non-support to his blind wife and five children.
Imam Sesay was arrested on Tuesday by the court based upon a complaint filed by the uncle of the blind lady, Momo Massaquoi, that the Imam had abandoned the woman and her five children for three years.
According to the writ, several appeals made to Imam Sesay by the parents of the blind woman not to neglect the children and their mother proved fruitless.
Meanwhile, Associate Magistrate Archie Freeman has set the first hearing of the case for June 14.
At the same time, Imam Sesay has filed a criminal appearance bond which serves as a guarantee for him to appear in court for the case.