Judge Issues Contempt for Family Dollar Insurance

MONROVIA, Montserrado – Family Dollar Universal Insurance has been issued a writ of contempt for refusing to produce a defendant for whom the company secured a bond.

Judge Boima Konto of Criminal Court C noted that the company’s management willfully refused to honor the court’s order.

According to the court’s document, the insurance company secured the bond for Kebbeh Kollie in November 2016 after the defendant was indicted for the crimes of theft of property and robbery.

The court document also revealed that since November, despite several notices for the company to produce the defendant in court to start the proceeding, the company has not yielded.

On April 2, 2019, the writ of summons for contempt was issued and served on the company’s managers, requiring their appearance in court to explain why the company cannot produce the defendant.

The court noted that the company’s actions were hindering the trial of the case and subjecting the court to public ridicule.

Kollie and two others were arrested in Paynesville’s Parker Paint community on November 26, 2016 for allegedly robbing and stealing over US$1,080 from a man identified as George Weefar.

The indictment by the grand jury stated that the victim’s refusal to give his phone and bag to the alleged robbers resulted in them threatening him, which forced him to yield to their demands.

The issued writ is intended to arrest the manager or any senior officials of the insurance company that secured the bond.

Featured photo by Zeze Ballah

Miama Morine Pewee

Miama Morine Pewee is a senior student at the African Methodist Episcopal University, studying Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Administration. She holds a certificate in Gender Sensitive Reporting, a diploma in Journalism, and an advanced certificate in Computer Science.

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