Former Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, Beatrice Munah Sieh-Brown, has finally secured a US$400,000.00 criminal appearance bond following her indictment recently by the grand jury for Montserrado County along with four others.The ex- police chief, along with her former deputy, H. Mannah Dunn; the proprietor of the Ultimate Investment and Holding Company, Prince O.A Akinremi; Kaymah Zeon and Nebo Garlo, both auditors at the Ministry of Finance, were indicted for multiple crimes, including economic sabotage, theft of property, criminal facilitation and criminal conspiracy.
Madam Sieh-Brown and the others were accused by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) for stealing US$199,800.00 intended for the purchase of uniform for the Emergency Response Unit (ERU). Since her indictment and subsequent issuance of an arrest order recently by Criminal Court "C" at the Temple of Justice, the former police boss has reportedly been on the run. Madam Sieh-Brown has however denied ever escaping justice as speculated.
She told the court that she had gone to Grand Kru County to attend a convention when the order was issued by the court. The former police chief was accused by the LACC in 2008 and recommended, along with other government officials to the Ministry of Justice for indictment and subsequent prosecution. But, not until recently (2012) nearly five years later that the former police boss was formally indicted after the Ministry of Justice had said there were not enough evidence to indict or prosecute the defendants.
Source: The Analyst