President Sirleaf Suspends Ministry of Defense Comptroller

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended, with immediate effect, the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of National Defense, Mr. Joseph F. Johnson, in connection with a fraudulent transaction on petroleum products involving some officials of the Ministries of National Defense and Finance, and the Don Kan Gas Station.

The President has also instructed the Minister of National Defense to suspend, with immediate effect, the Ministry’s Comptroller, Mr. Nyumah Dorkor.

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has concurred with the suspension of the Comptroller/Accountant General of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. Boom Wilson, a Presidential appointee, pending a full investigation into circumstances surrounding a transaction with the DonKan Gas Station.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the suspensions will remain in place pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation that will determine the next course of action.

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