MONROVIA Sept 20(LINA) – The Government of Liberia has re-indicted former Passport Director Andrew Wonplo along with eleven others linked to the alleged sale of Liberian passports.
Mr. Andrew Wonplo, former Director of Passport, was recently denied entry into the United States of America due to his alleged involved with passport fraud.
A Write 0f Arrest, which was issued this week, also listed the 11 persons in connection to the passport fraud.
According to the new indictment, the fraud has deprived the Liberian government over US$30,000.
The writ comes in the wake of a new indictment drawn by the Ministry of Justice against the defendants.
Defendants Wonplo was previously arrested in August 2019 for allegedly selling Liberian passports to Nigerians, Ivorian’s and Ghanaians.
The new indictment pointed out that from 2018-2019, Wonplo received 4,250 blank passports for signatures and legitimate issuance.
The indictment further stated that while in possession of the blank passports, defendant Wonplo allegedly conspired with Adedoyin Atiroko, Worjloh David Nippy, James Fallah, Johnson Anderson, Nmegatin Konneh and others to sell the passports.
The new indictment says there was an email exchange between defendant Wonplo and others for the alleged sale of the passports.
Other defendants include Faruk Kamara, Rannie Binda, William Reeves, Anderson N. Mengatin, A. Konneh, and Marian S. Nimely and have all been charged with the commission Of Economic Sabotage, Theft of Property, Forgery and Criminal Conspiracy.
Meanwhile, following the re-indictment of the defendants, trial will immediately began during the November Term of Court.