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...In Criminal Coercion Case

The Monrovia Magisterial Court at the Temple of Justice under the gavel of Stipendiary Magistrate J. Kennedy Peabody has acquitted one of two defendants, Marcia Allen in a criminal coercion proceeding.

 

The acquittal judgment followed a submission by counsels for co-defendant Allen who said that during the testimony by Private prosecutor Momo Cyrus, there was no mention that the co-defendant was engaged in any conduct constituting the crime of criminal coercion.

The Defense counsels told the court in their submission that the law provides that the state ought to prove its case against the defendants in order to obtain a judgment.

However, the defendants represented by Cllrs. Nathaniel K. Weah, David Gibson and Atty. Abraham Sillah said the state and its witness failed, refused and neglected to prove its case against co-defendant Marcia Allen or to make any averment linking her to the commission of the crime.

Quoting title 2, section 20.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law, the defense lawyers stressed “that the court on motion of a defendant or of its own motion shall order the entry of judgment of one or more offenses in the indictment after the evidence on either side is closed if the evidence is insufficient to obtain a conviction.”

Defense Counsels contended that there was no evidence adduced at the hearing to link co-defendant Allen to anything in the case, and as such, Allen should be given a judgment of acquittal and grant her any other relief.

Following the submission of the defense lawyers, state prosecutors interposed no objection for which the court had no option but to acquit co-defendant Allen.

The case grew out of a complaint filed by the Momo Cyrus, Chief Executive Officer of SEGAL Security Service.

In his complaint, Cyrus by and through the Republic of Liberia alleged that Marcia Allen and Ina Christensen were bent on accusing him of extra marital affairs, a claim Christensen has since denied in her testimony.

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