Former Nimba County Development Superintendent Teeko Tozay Yorley says Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor proceeded illegally and Unconstitutionally when he interrupted the President of the Liberia National Bar Association Cllr. Tiawon Saye Gongloe.
Report by G. Augustine Dahn, Smart News Nimba Co. Correspondent
While speaking at the seating of Associate Justice Yusuf Kaba Monday, May 20, 2019, the LNBA Boss was interrupted and ordered stop by Justice Korkpor when he (Gongloe) referred to the Bill of Impeachment that was drawn against former Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh by the House of Representatives as Unconstitutional.
According to Gongloe, the Bar which is a professional Body for all Practicing Lawyers in the Republic maintains that Ja’neh’s removal was Unconstitutional.
The moment he made the comment, the Chief Justice banged his gavel on the desk which signaled to the experienced Counselor that he should not continue any further.
Speaking via mobile phone to Voice of Gompa recently, Mr. Yorley opined that the Chief Justice Proceeded Illegally and Unconstitutionally.
“The Constitution gives the right to every citizen to express himself freely, but if the Chief Justice who is the Chief Priest of Justice in the Land cannot allow people to express themselves freely, then, it is unfortunate and intolerable. Cllr. Gongloe was given a chance to speak on behalf of the Bar Association so he was not speaking directly in the face of the Chief Justice.
The Tough-Talking Nimba County Development Superintendent maintained that the Cllr. Gongloe was treated unfairly and that the Chief Justice Proceeded wrongly.
He noted that the Chief Justice should be the most tolerent Person in the Country taking into account the position he serves.
“Whether someone is talking something that makes sense or not, the Chief Justice should allow the person to talk freely before issuing a rebuttal. So He proceeded wrongly, he proceeded equally, he proceeded illegally and I think that such an act of intolerance should not be exhibited by the Chief Justice.