Liberia: State Lawyers Admit To Omission Of Text Messages In Cummings Trial

  Alexander B. Cummings, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress and co-accused has interposed no objection to the State's for Nolle Prosequi.  

State Lawyers today admitted to omitting several pages of text messages and conversations from the evidence presented in the trial involving the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Political Leader Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, and others accused of altering the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) framework document.


State Lawyers accordingly produced and presented the missing pages of text messages between July 2-July 18, 2020, and said the pages were inadvertently omitted.


ANC Defense Lawyers discovered last week that the July 2-July 18, 2020 text messages and conversations were extracted by State Prosecutors led by Solicitor General Cephus, which were crucial to vindicating the ANC Political Leader of the charges of forgery, criminal conspiracy and altering the CPP framework document.


The Monrovia City Court presided over by Magistrate Jomah Jallah noted the admission by the State Prosecutors which they said it was inadvertently omitted and ordered the marking of the new submission which included the missing pages of text messages.


ANC Political Leader, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, Vice National Chairman Daniel Naatehn and Secretary General Aloysius Toe are facing trial for alleged alteration of the than Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) framework document.


ANC authorities have vehemently rejected and denied the charges as bogus, and politically motivated as part of conspiracies between the All Liberian Party of Benoni Urey and the ruling CDC with ulterior motives.


State prosecutors' first state witness, Theodore Momo, Chairman of the All Liberian Party of Mr. Benoni Urey, is still undergoing cross-examination by ANC defense lawyers. Defense Lawyers have described his testimony as lies and are seeking to establish that witness Momo lied under oath about the alteration of the CPP framework document.