Senate Secretary Singbeh: ‘I Paid US$20K ‘Unpaid Rent’ to Girlfriends of the Deceased’


Rubbishes court’s contempt claim

For the first time the secretary of the Senate, J. Nanborlor Singbeh has reacted to charges that he owes US$20,000 in unpaid rent to Mrs. Larwoe covering a four-year period. Mr. Singbeh  told Daily Observer court reporter Abednego Davies that as per the instructions of the late James Larwoe, he paid the money to several women who he claimed were girlfriends of the deceased.

A complaint was filed against Singbeh in the Probate Court of Margibi County by the widow of the late James Larwoe, Madame Gartee Larwoe. The Court had previously granted her a Letter of Administration to superintend the properties of her late husband, James Larwoe.

In her complaint to the Court she claimed that Singbeh owed her and her children an amount of 20,000 in unpaid rental fees covering a period of four years, for 50 acres of undeveloped farm land containing large deposits of rocks (granite) around the Leiyea Mountain, situated at Seekie Town, District#4, Margibi County.

The widow of James Lorwoe and two of her four children

When contacted via mobile phone by the Daily Observer on the matter, Singbeh denied being indebted to Mrs. Lorwoe, arguing that he does not owe any US$20,000 as alleged.

“The late Lorwoe had many girlfriends and he at one point instructed me to pay the remaining US$20,000 to them, which I obeyed,” Singbeh claimed.

Responding to claims allegedly made by Margibi County attorney Saul that he faced a contempt charge for failing to appear before him for a hearing into the matter, Singbeh  said “the matter is not a criminal case for the county solicitor to handle, and so, there is no way that I will ever appear before him for any hearing, and would not honor any contempt charge from him. If Lorwoe believes that I owed her, then, she should sue me to a higher court,” Singbeh told this newspaper.


  • Anthony Kokoi is a young Liberian sports writer who has an ever-growing passion for the development of the game of football (soccer) and other sports. For the past few years, he has been passionately engaged in reporting the developments of the game in the country. He is an associate member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL). He is a promoter of young talents. He also writes match reports and makes an analysis of Liberian Football.


  1. Did J. Nanborlor Singbeh received a written document from the late James Larwoe to pay money to girlfriends? If so present it to the Probate Court. There was a legal document signed by J. Nanborlor Singbeh and the Late James Larwoe, without instructions about girlfriends. Therefore, all other instructions should have been documented. More and more Liberians are becoming aware of the importance of the law and are doing away with ” I will leave you to God.” They are learning that God helps those who help themselves. These are the kinds of experiences we are hoping will carry Liberia forward.

  2. Where is the proof? let him bring the girlfriends to show that hey receive money from this fool. Disgraceful! Useless man

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