LIBERIA – The Resident Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit court in Gbarnga, Bong County, Boima Kontoe has ordered the Chief Clerk of the court to issue a writ of arrest for members of the local Bar Association who failed to attend the opening of the August term of court.
“Once we took the oath and were admitted into the Bar Association, every one of us should take charge of our responsibilities rather than always being absent from the court opening sessions” He adds.
Judge Kontoe blasted the Bong County Bar Association members for being “lackadaisical” which according to him would undermine the operations of the court if not handled speedily.
According to him, the Bar Members will be arrested and brought to the court to justify whether or not they should not be held in contempt.
The Bong County Resident Judge said members of the Bar who had judicial assignments will be examined but those who allegedly refused to attend without any obligations will be arrested.
According to KMTV Liberia, it has not gotten the total number of those who will be arrested but an inside source has it that they would be five Lawyers.
“Members of the Bar are obligated to do the needful for the sake of the justice system; adding that they took an oath to help protect the integrity of the court” he added.
Judge Konto said he won’t rest in making sure that Lawyers take charge of their responsibilities and that actions would be taken against any Lawyer who refuses to adhere to the court’s mandate. He was speaking recently at the opening of the 9th Judicial Circuit court in Gbarnga.