FULL STATEMENT: Findley refutes involvement in passport scandal, states readiness for local & int’l investigation

Office of Amb. Gbehzohngar Milton Findley
Former Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.L

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

(Sunday, September 27, 2020)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,
Fellow Liberians,

The Former Passport Director, Mr. Andrew Wonplo, was publicly designated by the Government of the United States of America for significant corruption and subsequently re-indicted by the Government of the Republic of Liberia for economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property and criminal conspiracy. Mr. Wonplo has chosen to flee justice while levying baseless, unfounded and trashy allegations against people of impeccable characters and excellent public service records.  

Let me state for the records, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, at no time did I instruct the former Director of Passports and Visas to trade Liberian Passports to non-Liberians.  Under my watch as Foreign Minister in August 2019, former Director Wonplo was suspended for passport fraud and forwarded to the National Security Agency (NSA) for further investigation. Consequently, he was formally charged and forwarded to court by the Government of Liberia for prosecution.

It is noteworthy to clarify, that while serving as Foreign Minister, all Honorary Consuls commissioned and issued diplomatic passports by the Government of the Republic of Liberia were judiciously and properly vetted in compliance with established international protocols, regulations and laws.

To this end, we wish to assure the public and the great people of Grand Bassa, that I will submit myself to any investigation home and abroad when and where necessary.

Moreover, I wish to encourage former Director Andrew Wonplo to submit himself under the jurisdiction of the court. He cannot vindicate himself while on the run or fleeing justice. 

2 thoughts on “FULL STATEMENT: Findley refutes involvement in passport scandal, states readiness for local & int’l investigation

  • September 27, 2020 at 8:57 pm
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    It’s cleared to understand that former Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Gbehzohngar Findley has entangled himself perhaps, unknowingly.. How could he renounce himself from the passport saga when the government’s spokesperson Minister Nagbe admitted that the issue of passport is an “oldage” problem..

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  • September 28, 2020 at 10:51 pm
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    It’s all cleaned that Former Foriegn Affairs Minister Hon. Gbehzohngar Milton Findley never instructed Mr. Andrew Wonplu to do such thing.
    The people of Grand Bassa county had made Mr. Findley the subject in the entire issue.

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