Liberia slaps travel bans on 15 americans as it probes lacking money

Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia on Thursday imposed travel bans on 15 americans, including the son of ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, following a probe into the disappearance of new bills price nearly one hundred million US dollars.

The investigation changed into launched in August after "suggestions surrounding the arrival of containers and baggage of moneys" on the port and the overseas airport of the capital Monrovia, the justice ministry had talked about.

travel bans have been slapped on Sirleaf's son, Charles, former vital bank governor Milton Weeks and Lebanese businessman George Abi Jaoudi, who turned into near Sirleaf, the government mentioned Thursday.

"The government takes the continued investigation seriously since it has national protection implications," an tips ministry commentary spoke of.

"Authorities in any respect ports of entry/exit including land borders, air and sea ports have been directed to take due focus of the circular," it stated.

The executive said preliminary findings point out the cash arrived between November 2017, when Sirleaf turned into still president, and August this yr. The current executive led via President George Weah took over in January.

"The executive has requested the counsel of the us Treasury branch, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the overseas financial Fund," the indoors ministry stated.

The probe has been widened to cover all expenses printed because 2016.

Former football big name Weah has vowed to crack down on corruption and unveiled in July a collection of fiscal and fiscal measures to prop up the local foreign money and address inflation.

He announced the significant bank was injecting 25 million US dollars into the financial system to mop extreme liquidity of Liberian dollars.

In March, Weah spoke of he had "inherited a country that is terribly broke, depleted by means of political malfeasance".


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