MONROVIA:Magisterial Court Judge Kennedy Peabody has ordered the incarceration of National Housing Authority suspended boss, Duannah Siryon at the Monrovia Central Prison.
The three other accomplices, Augustine Weah, Isaac T. Roberts Jr., Tugbe C. Tugbe and Patrick H. Deline have equally been ordered detained.
They were charged by the state with Theft of Property, Economic Sabotage, Criminal solicitations, and bribery.
Their arrest and subsequent imprisonment came shortly after criminal court “A” ordered the defendants to be free based on a writ of habeas corpus filed by their lawyers for the prolonged detention above the constitutional required hours.
A criminal appearance bond filed by the defendants was denied pending perusal by the judge.
They were immediately whisked off by state security to the Monrovia Central Prison.
According to the Writ of Arrest, the defendants “connived and conspired” with the intent to extort and solicit money from the company (Gelpaz), receiving the sum of USD$92,000.00 under the pretext that the money was a requirement for doing the business in the country.
The writ added that after receiving the said amount out of deception, the defendants converted the money into their personal use and benefit.
Gelpaz-Immo is a Burkinabe company, which has come into the country to construct over 5,000 housing units along the Robert International Airport highway
In the recording, the representative of Gelpaz in Liberia, Augustus Weah who is also vice president of the company alleged that NHA Managing Director Duannah Siryon had requested kickback in the tone of US$160,000.00 for NHA, US$100,000 for Justice Minister, US$100,000 for Nathaniel McGill and US$100,000 for Finance Minister before the contract can begin.