LIS Commissioner Robert Budy, who received the deportees.

MONROVIA,LIBERIA (Varflay Kamara Reports) – The Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) has named several individuals as persons of interest in the ongoing investigation involving the use of a fake lessee passé by Henry Costa, Chairman of the Council of Patriots.

Addressing a news conference Monday, LIS Commissioner General Col. Robert Budy named Monie Hook Momolu, a former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Della Belleh, the wife of Bishop Wolobelleh of Bethel Cathedral of Hope in Congo Town and Musa Sackor, the Cousin of Mr. Costa.

Commissioner Budy said the individuals of interest are being invited by the Liberia Immigration Service to aid with the investigation.

The LIS Commissioner General also disclosed that the Liberia National Police has been invited to help with the investigation.

Recently, Henry Costa was invited by the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) for questioning about the laissez-passer he used to enter Liberia on December 19, 2019, to stage the planned ‘Weah Step down Campaign’.

But after honoring the initial visit to the LIS, Costa said he felt threatened by the process and escaped to neighboring Sierra Leone.

After waiting for few days without seeing Mr. Costa, the LIS issued an ultimatum, demanding his appearance no later than 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, or face arrest.  On the very Wednesday morning, Costa posted on Facebook that he was in the hands of security in Sierra Leone and they were very nice to him, urging his supporters not to panic.

The decision of LIS came from Costa’s alleged failure to appear on two different occasions at the (LIS) headquarters to answer questions pertaining his acquisition of a laissez-passer through the assistance of Sylvester T. Nah (as named by Costa) a few weeks ago, prior to his arrival into the Country ahead of the 30 December 2019 protest, which was postponed to January 6, 2020.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. is a practicing and experienced Journalist specialized in Civil Society, Land Rights, development and Human Rights reporting and is an Online Writer/Content Manager, at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) since 2011. He holds a BSc in Development Studies, from St. Clements University, Liberia, AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Manifold Tutorial College. Served as Liberia’s Desk Editor, Columnist, a Volunteer Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR) at Ghana’s Daily Guide Newspaper, and also published the Vision Newspaper covering 42,000 refugees during the Liberian refugee crisis in Ghana and reported for the Voice of America (VOA).


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