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Probe Initiated Into Leaked Asset Declaration Of Former Liberian President George Weah

Liberia’s House of Representatives has launched an inquiry into the unauthorized disclosure of former President George Weah’s asset declaration records.

Weah’s asset declaration, a requirement for all senior government officials, was submitted to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to prevent conflicts of interest and illicit wealth accumulation. However, these declarations are not meant to be made public.

Local lawmaker Frank Saah Foko called for an investigation into the leak, asserting that disclosing Weah’s assets without his consent is unlawful.

The source of the leak remains unknown, prompting legislators to summon senior LACC officials to testify before them on Tuesday.

During Weah’s tenure, accusations of corruption were rampant. His successor, President Joseph Boakai, who assumed office following the November election, publicly declared his assets in February, pledging to combat corruption.

Melissa Enoch

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