The presiding judge over Senator George Weah’s child abandonment/child support case yesterday ruled that he is forwarding the case to New York, where Senator Weah has residency to continue with the case.
The case was held at the Newton County courthouse in the state of Georgia, United States, with lawyers representing Senator Weah in their unsuccessful attempt to plead for the case to be dismissed case their client.
The case followed an arrest warrant filed by Senator Weah’s daughter mother in Newton County, accusing the former professional footballer of failure to pay child support, as well as child abandonment.
The new date is set for June 28 but the judge said Senator Weah must be in Newton County on May 28 with the purpose of declaring his assets under oath.
According to the report the judge said “The Civil Court will now be charged with the responsibility to detail his income and investigate his finances.
“If it is uncovered that any documents submitted to this court contradicts what the investigation finds, his properties will be seized and other unspecified punishments meted.”
While Weah’s supporters both at home and in the diaspora have claimed that the case is a calculated ploy to begin to confuse their candidate in the wake of his recent acceptance to be the Congress for Democratic Change’s presidential candidate, events from the Newtown County
Courthouse may be seem encouraging, said an opposition candidate who begged not to be named.
“This development clearly shows that it is not any politician’s plan to create problems for Senator Weah in his determination to contest the 2017 presidential race,” he said. “It is a problem that has come from him.”
Until yesterday, CDC party leaders have claimed Senator Weah did not have any case worth reporting and accused the media of orchestrating the senator’s private matter into the political limelight to create confusion against the party and its candidate.
And so with the new development, said another, “CDC must begin to look at itself when there is any report about any of its leaders and members should not be accusing or blaming others for their own problems.”