Mr. Amos Brosius, one of the contestant managers of Ducor Petroleum Incorporated (DPI), has dismissed as false and unfortunate reports that he persuaded several media outlets to accuse Judge Eva Mappy Morgan of withdrawing, without his consent, US$3.4 million out of the entity’s escrow account at the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI).
The escrow account was opened based on a decision of the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice where Morgan served as a chief judge of the three-man panel when Brosius was sued there for proper accounting of US$56 million worth of petroleum products allegedly supplied by Monrovia Oil Trading Company (MOTC) to DPI where Brosius was a manager.
Brosius’ statement was made when he appeared before the Court on a contempt charge to show evidence relating to accusations carried in the media suggesting that the judge, without his authorization, withdrew within a seven-month period US$3.4 million from his account.
At his contempt proceedings on Monday, October 1, Brosius, who claims to own major shares of DPI, told the court that his statement was misquoted by the radio stations.
“At no time did I ever accuse you, Judge Morgan, of stealing US$3.4 million from my company’s account at the LBDI,” Brosius told the crowded courtroom.
Brosius also said he will not do anything to undermine the rule of law and disrespect the authority of courts throughout the country.
“This was why I brought my case to the court, because I trust it, and I know this is the place where I can get justice and redress,” he told the court, representing himself during his contempt hearing.
He was also ordered to produce evidence to support the allegation that Morgan allegedly stole the money within a period of seven months out of Ducor’s accounts and to show evidence that Judge Morgan was behind the sale of his homes and even appeared in the vicinity to visit the alleged purchaser of the property.
Brosius however denied the allegations.
Brosius, who is not a lawyer, opted to defend himself during the contempt proceedings. But shortly afterwards, Judge Morgan, the head judge of the three-judge panel, lifted the contempt charge based upon Brosius’ denial.