A Liberian Journalist has given yet the biggest rebuff to a threat made by a Lebanese businessman on the life of another Liberian Journalist, Sekou V. Sheriff who is the owner and operator of Voice of Liberia, an FM radio station based in Central Monrovia.
Mr. Sekou Sheriff has complained Ali Kobeissi, a friend of President George, of threatening his life. Multiple sources have alleged that Kobeissi has been using his proximity to the Liberian leader to gain government contracts.
An investigation into his business dealings in the country by Seko V. Sheriff and his radio station infuriated the Lebanese who threatened to kill the Journalist.
And in a serious rebuke to the threat, another Journalist Charles Yates likened the relationship between President Weah and businessman Kobeissi to that of former President Charles Taylor and his notorious business partner, the ‘merchant of death’ Viktor Bout.
Writing on his Facebook page, Charles Yates likened President Weah’s relationship with Ali Koboissi, owner of BMC to President Taylor and Russian terrorist Viktor Bout.
“Ali Kobeissi who is now the darling boy of President Weah in the Lebanese community in Liberia is now the new ‘Merchant of Death’ in Liberia.
“Ali moves around town with notorious ex-combatants and enjoys VIP security treatment. He is the one executing President Weah’s private projects across the country and he gets tax holidays in return”, alleged Yates.
Yates said Kobeissi has threatened to eliminate journalists who are investigating his activities in the country; revealing that a team of Liberian journalists has launched a massive investigation on all Ali’s activities in Liberia.