IAA MD, DMA Charged with Criminal Coercion

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The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has charged the Managing Director (MD) and deputy managing (DMD) for administration of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) with criminal coercion over the alleged disappearance of a vehicle believed to have been purchased by the agency’s former managing director Paul Collins of Efficient Logistics.

Both defendants, Emmanuel Nyesuah, and Clarence Williams, are expected to appear before Magistrate Kennedy Peabody today, August 29, 2918, to exonerate themselves from the charge levied against them by authorities of the Ministry of Justice.

The charge against Nyesuah and Williams, court documents claimed, related to August 15 this year when the  defendants, allegedly with malice, intentionally authorized the publication of a fabricated story in both the New Democrat and the Heritage newspapers, accusing Paul Collins of reportedly stealing the vehicle that he brought from Efficient Logistics.

“Those publications tarnished the reputation of Defendant Collins, and with the intent to subject him to public ridicule and hatred,” the court document alleged.

These are some of the allegations that the defendants are expected to answer today, if they appear before Magistrate Peabody.

According to the document, Collins had claimed that while serving as managing director, at no time did the entity purchase a vehicle from Efficient Logistics.

The court record further alleged that Collins, during his tenure at the IAA, did not purchase a vehicle. Instead, the entity rented vehicles from both Efficient Logistics and Beam Transport to conduct audit field work in the counties.

Interestingly, in the fiscal year of 2015/2016, it was when the IAA purchased three vehicles from Toyota Garage – two 2015 Toyota Land cruiser Prados worth US$40,000 apiece and one Toyota Rav worth US$27,000, the court alleged.

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