SEGAL Ex-Comptroller Jailed for Theft

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The Monrovia City Court last Friday sent to jail at the Monrovia Central Prison Darlington Duoe, former comptroller of the Security Experts Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL) in connection with the disappearance of US$47,848.00 from the private security firm.

The court’s decision came immediately after Duoe’s lawyers could not secure his bond, following his arrest on March 4.

In its complaint, the management of SEGAL alleged that during the period of 2013 to 2014, the defendant, while serving in its employ as comptroller, took US$47,848.00 and converted the money into his personal use.

“He actually had the leverage to pay all of our sub-regional guards and he had to post entries into our financial records, transacting with the banks. We had wholesome confidence in his ability but then he took that opportunity to defraud the organization by dumping huge sum of money from our account to two girls’ accounts at ECOBANK,” the complaint alleged.

“This is disheartening that we in the private sector will try to employ our brothers and sisters to give them means of livelihood and they defraud our system,” the document said, adding, “theft affected the smooth operations of the entity for a long period.”

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