David Koitie Arrested

first_imgDavid E. Koitie, the director of Flash Point Consultancy media group, was yesterday arrested and held for questioning for allegedly failing to carry out a contract for which he had received US$12,600 payment from the Ministry of Public Works (MPW).   He was however released yesterday on an insurance bond at the Criminal Court C.The contract number “MPW-SF-0008-06/10 was for the media group to engage, sensitize and confer with the general public to promote a better understanding of the ministry’s programs and activities, which the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) alleges was never done by the group.Defendant Koitie was said to have colluded with the MPW former director of Documentation and Communication, Jesefu Morris Keita, whose whereabouts as of yesterday were unknown. Koitie was picked up yesterday by officers (sheriffs) but was not handcuffed. He was brought to the court along with one of his legal counsels, who deposited the insurance bond.His release would give his legal team the opportunity to defend him at his trial for the commission of crimes, economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property and criminal conspiracy.At the court yesterday, Koitie was heard saying,” I will never go to jail in this country, because I never committed any crime.” That statement was also echoed by his lawyer, who was heard saying, “My client did not commit any crime. He did the work for which his institution was hired to do.”Shockingly, some of the officers who arrested Koitie were heard expressing frustration because the court’s writ of arrest was publicized before the action was executed.But, they said, “We are very grateful to the media and the public for supporting the court’s request. The order should under no circumstances be exposed while we are yet to arrest the suspect. That is because identification is an issue and publishing this man’s identity could cause us serious harm.”“It is risky for us who are enforcing the court’s mandate, because if the individual got to know that we are going to arrest him or her, apparently they would hire people to attack us,” one of the sheriffs said angrily.“Before we could go and arrest Koitie the information had already been leaked to the public through the traditional media and on social media platforms,” he added. “If it is the LACC that did it, it must desist from it. Let it be understood that leaking such information could put our lives in danger,” he warned.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >In Western Australia’s Margaret River Region, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort’s pastry chefs have created a special, limited edition High Tea to coincide with whale-watching season. Guests of the resort and visitors alike are invited to delight in sweet treats while trying to spot majestic Humpbacks, Southern Right and rare Blue and Minke whales frolicking in the waters of Bunker Bay during their annual migration.Available from $37 per person, the High Tea features triple tier stands filled with house-made creations. Delicate macaroons; warm, freshly baked scones with jam and cream; decadent chocolate brownies and elegant smoked salmon sandwiches are just some of the goodies that diners will get to enjoy while soaking up the views.Pullman Bunker Bay Resort’s General Manager, Bronwyn Bulpitt said, “We are excited to present yet another memorable dining experience for our guests and visitors to enjoy and we’re proud of the fact that all of the High Tea menu items are made in-house by our talented pastry chefs. Spotting whales from the terrace is a truly memorable experience and it is one of the biggest draw cards of our resort during the migration season and should not be missed.”The Pullman Bunker Bay Resort High Tea is available 7 days a week at the resort’s bistro until 20 December 2015.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more