A judge handling the case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Justice M. Wilkins Wright, has been suspended for 12 months by the Supreme Court of Liberia over alleged fraud.
Wright was found liable of breaching Rule 8 and 9 of the Moral and Ethical Conduct of Lawyers by obscuring his lawyer-client relationship with a former client of his while representing the government against the client in his capacity as Solicitor General of Liberia.
He was found liable of ethical breach by the court while pleading on behalf of the government of Liberia as Solicitor General, by concealing his relationship with his former client, FIDC/Sochor, when at the time, he conceded to a US$15.9 million fraudulent judgment against the government of Liberia.
The judge was found liable of the act last Friday when the Supreme Court delivered its opinion and final judgment in the case: Messrs Liberia Mining Corporation (LIMINCO) represented by and through its President, S. Ciapha Gbollie, and Mr. Jonathan Mason, (the Government of Liberia) versus His Honour Emery Paye, Assigned Circuit Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Montserrado County and Messrs.
While reacting to the suspension of the judge, Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful commended the Supreme Court of Liberia for the decision, alleging that the judge had been delaying and postponing judgment in the case between Kanu and Federal Government at the ECOWAS court.
According to Powerful, “nemesis has struck again as the top judge handling the case of Nnamdi Kanu at ECOWAS court has been removed from judicial service by a court ruling in his country Liberia. He was accused of fraud.”
“This man, Justice Wright, has been delaying and postponing the judgment on Kanu’s case because he wants to please powers that be by ensuring Kanu’s indefinite illegal detention. All those against Kanu and IPOB will continue to fall from grace into the grave,” he warned.