Barely four (4) hours following the release of United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) report into the alleged missing L$16 billion, The Deputy Governor for Operations at the Central Bank of Liberia Mr. Charles Sirleaf, son of ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been arrested by the Liberia National Police in connection with several billions in local currency banknotes which cannot be accounted for by the Bank.
Mr. Sirleaf was picked up along with Mr. Dorbor Hagba, Director of Banking from the Central Bank Thursday evening while in a Board meeting.
He was handcuffed and escorted by heavy security presence amid jubilation by residents close to the Central Bank.
The pair are currently at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police. Journalists and sympathizers are not being allowed into the premises of the Liberia National Police. it is however uncleared who order the arrest of the two officials of the Central Bank of Liberia.
Meanwhile the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) is now “under siege” and it’s being heavily manned by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP).