By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor
Yekeh Kolubah, an insider of the incoming ruling Unity Party has brought to light the possibility of the United States government sanctioning the country’s next Vice President on graft related offenses and how the elected government is under pressure to surrender Senator Prince Y. Johnson for war crimes trial.
The firebrand Montserrado County Representative alleges Vice President-elect Jeremiah Koung is involved in corrupt practices and his designation by US Department of treasury will be evitable once the Americans failed in their push to put Johnson on trail. The country’s second most powerful politician in13 days has trashed the former rebel commander’s allegations.
Yekeh has shown no evidence of his accusation and did not tell reporter how he knows what he knows about the sanctions.
The correlation between Koung’s reported financial misdealings sanctions being tied to PYJ’s war crimes prosecution was left unexplained.
But the lawmaker insisted, if Joseph Boakai’s administration fails to prosecute Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson for crimes against humanity Koung’s sanctions will be unveiled.
“You talk about corruption in the 54th Legislature, you see Jeremiah Koung. These guys are brave in eating Liberian money. That’s not impossible,” he said.
Jeremiah Koung served in the House of Representatives and later got elected to the Liberian Senate in 2020 during the Special Senatorial elections.
The Vice President-elect told the Oracle News Daily when contacted on phone that responding to people like Yekeh will eat his active days and time for free.
“When sugar climbs in Yekeh’s head and start talking his craziness you expect me to response to him? No, I will not,” Koung said.
Besides, as a journalist when people make allegations against someone the best thing to do as a journalist is ask for evidence. Yekeh has yet to show evidence that I moved this million from here to there.”