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US$2M In Damage Hangs Over LACC …As Credibility Issue Haunts Former Executive Director

By Grace Q. Bryant

The former Executive Director of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Mohammed Fahnbulleh has filed a US$2 million lawsuit against the Acting Chairperson of the LACC, Kanio Bai Gbala for damage and defamation of professional character.
According to him, Fahnbulleh (plaintiff), he struggled several years to build his professional career and profiled himself reputable, professional and outstanding in his performances over the years.
In count three of his complaint before the Sixth Judicial Circuit Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice, he pointed out that he made efforts, applied, sat interview for the position of Country Director for Wipe Our Tears Foundation and his name was submitted for appointment to the Board but was denied the position based upon the fact that his professional credibility has been injured by comments attributed to him by the Acting Chairperson of the LACC (defendant) which denied him the opportunity for employment and also destroyed and injured his good, excellent and reputable professional character.
Mr. Fahnbulleh told the court that the publications against him by the acting Chairperson while at the same time his employment terminated has created dark cloud on his future employment opportunities and leaving his livelihood of his family and dependents of 20 in the cold.
He however prayed the Civil Law Court indicating, “Your Honor and this Honorable Court to grant unto the plaintiff (Fahnbulleh) USD 500,000 for lost earning, USD 500,000 for future lost earning, USD 500,000 for loss of business and economic opportunities that plaintiff is now suffering and other plaintiffs will suffer as a result of defendant’s action, and USD 500,000 for psychological trauma or mental anguish being suffered by the plaintiff amongst other things.”
Meanwhile, the court on Wednesday, April 13, issued a Writ of Summons against the Representatives and commanded to file his returns on or before April 18, 2021.

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