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No Record In Court For Nwabudike’s Naturalization Document

The Criminal Court “B” at the Temple of Justice has disclosed that after a thorough search in the court there is no record to show any naturalization document issued to Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike.
The court’s action to search for Cllr. Nwabudike naturalization document was based on a petition for Search and Discovery filed by human rights lawyer Findley Karnga on April 2.
Cllr. Karnga petitioned the court requesting for Cllr. Nwabudike’s naturalization document after President George Weah nominated him to serve as Chairperson of the National Elections Commission on March 20 thereby filling in the void created by the expiration of Cllr. Jerome Kokorya’s tenure at the Commission.
The petitioner also requested the court to search and discover a May 1982 naturalization document that was issued Cllr. Nwabudike as claimed by the lawyer after he told the Liberian Senate committee on Autonomous Agency that he filed to be a citizen of Liberia at age 17.
But in response to Cllr. Karnga’s petition, Criminal Court ‘B’ through it clerk, Ben George Teah, disclosed that after days of thorough search at the lower court, they have not found any information regarding Cllr. Nwabudike’s legal resident status or naturalization.
According to the court, in furtherance of the clerk’s findings, it communicated to the Liberian Immigration Service replying that after a thorough search of the said record, it has found no information on Cllr. Nwabudike’s legal resident status or naturalization.
Base on the Liberia Immigration Service and Criminal Court “B” statements, the court has issued a certificate to the petitioner informing him that there is no naturalization document of Cllr. Nwabudike before the court.
Speaking to judicial reporter, Cllr. Karnga said regardless of his withdrawal from NEC, a legal action will be taken against the lawyer for impersonating as a Liberian citizen without document.
Cllr. Karnga said his withdrawal by the President is one aspect of the discussion and forging court’s record is another thing under the law of Liberia that will be handled legally.
“We are about to get in the real issue surrounding this entire Cllr. Nwabudike issue; he must state how he got his naturalization certificate that is being paraded all over the social media because falsifying a court document is a serious crime here in Liberia,” Cllr Karnga said.
Cllr. Karnga said his objective in this fight is to see that the right measures are put in place so as to serve as a warning for would-be perpetrators that will want to use little opportunities to exploit the existing system.
The Liberian Senate on last Wednesday abruptly discharged Cllr. Nwabudike from the witness stand during his confirmation hearing after the committee on Autonomous Agencies and Commission found discrepancies in how he acquired his naturalization.

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