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Friday, June 14, 2024

RELIGIOUS ADVISOR TO FORMER PRESIDENT WEAH IMPRISONED ON FRAUD AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING CHARGES

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Rev. Emmanuel Nimely, the religious adviser to former President George Weah, has been incarcerated at Monrovia Central Prison. Rev. Nimely was escorted to the prison compound by sheriffs and the police, followed a court session that lasted approximately five hours, during which Rev. Nimely had no legal representation and no one stood his bail bond.

On June 7, Rev. Nimely was escorted to the Monrovia City Court by the Liberia National Police. He faces multiple charges, including deception, receiving money under false pretense, visa fraud, and suspected human trafficking. The allegations stem from an investigation that began following his arrest on June 2, 2024, in Dwazon Community, near Roberts International Airport Highway. The police detained him based on a complaint led by H. Momo Fortune, Jr., on behalf of several victims.

According to police reports, the investigation revealed that in early August 2023, Rev. Nimely collected $970 from each of 90 individuals, totaling $87,300. He allegedly promised to take these individuals to Australia for a church conference. Rev. Nimely, who also serves as the pastor of the Forkay-klon Family Church, has vehemently denied the allegations. He maintains that the charges are “false and misleading” and asserts that he has all necessary documents to prove his innocence.

The police’s initial press release on June 3, 2024, confirmed the arrest and ongoing investigation into Rev. Nimely’s activities. As the legal proceedings continue, the case has garnered significant attention due to Rev. Nimely’s prominent position and his close association with former President Weah. The situation highlights the broader issues of fraud and human trafficking in the region and underscores the need for vigilance and accountability within religious and political spheres.

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