Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission Executive Chair wants Statute of Limitation removed on issues of corruption

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) is calling for the removal of the Statue Limitation on issues of corruption.

According to the Statute of Limitation, perpetrators will not be held liable for corruption after five years without any indictment.

Cllr. Edwin Martin said:” The statue has hampered the desire of the Commission to look into cases dating back several years.”

The Country’s Anti-Graft Chief was speaking on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, when the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Michael McCarthy, paid him a courtesy visit at the LACC Headquarters in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.

Cllr. Edwin Martin promised to work with the National Legislature to repeal such statute, which restrains prosecution until after years in economic crime cases.

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