LIBERIA – The Liberian Supreme Court has failed to arrest Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah as publicly stated yesterday.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a writ, ordering the arrest of the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel D. Tweah.
The writ was dated November 7, 2022, under the signature of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Sam Mamulu.
The writ ordered Brig. General Amos B. Kesseh Dickson, Sr., the Marshall of the Supreme Court, or his Deputy to arrest the living body of Samuel D. Tweah, Minister, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia, to show cause why he should not be held in Contempt of Court, for impeding the functions of the courts and creating a Constitutional Crisis for the Judiciary.
There were no details on what was referred to as impeding the functions of the Judiciary, however, people knowledgeable of the issue say, the minister of Finance has not been able to pay judicial workers for about two months.
Interestingly though, early this morning, the Finance Minister is on local radios bragging about his government’s performance that made it pass in the Millineiun Challenge scoresheet.
Liberians who followed the arrest issue, were shocked to hear the Minister who was ordered arrested, addressing the media when the writ of arrest is still in force. Up to the publication of this story, the Supreme Court has not revoked its arrest order for Finance Minister.