Jurors Return Defendant Benjamin’s Unanimous ‘Not Guilty Verdict’ By: Yassah J Wright 

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In a case involving Defendant Abraham Benjamin and Christina Mamtu Singbah clashes over alleged US$100K and marriage saga, all twelve jurors have returned with unanimous not guilty verdict in his favor. The Judge of Criminal Court “C”, A. Blamo Dixon, has therefore acquitted Defendant Benjamin based on the unanimous not guilty verdict of the Jurors. The Criminal Court “C” Judge thereafter ordered Defendant Benjamin released from further detention and not to answer to any charge involving this case. However, Benjamin said he did not steal US$100, 000.00, from his wife Christina Singbah. He clearly explained that upon his wife Singbah’s order, the Liberia National Police (LNP) kept him in jail for about two years. ” The Police took me from my house to Central Police Station, I was tortured for four hours; I was detained for eight days without food, after the police officer forced me to make a statement which I was not represented by a lawyer,” Pastor Benjamin testified. He said it is a diabolical lie that he entirely misapplied US$100, 000.00 sent to him by his wife through send wave, RIA, LBDI Bank and MoneyGram. He indicated that the construction works that were undertaken by him before his arrest and incarceration based on the money allegedly remitted to him by his wife, he was able to construct a fence, a modern well and started a new project which is a three story building with twenty four rooms. Pastor Benjamin narrated that he received a forty feet container, but it was not for his wife Singbah alone, adding that it was for four persons including Madam Sharon, Saybah Kennedy, Kollie Walker and his wife Christina Singbah. “Christina Singbah lied that she sent me US$4,500.00 to purchase 600 bags of cement,” Pastor Benjamin stressed. The Defendant testified that the US$4,500 was the money they generated from the sales of goods. Pastor Benjamin denied owning the original receipts of the container to Liberia,  adding that Madam Singbah had all her receipts with her in America. Defendant Benjamin said before that, both of them credited some goods in the amount of US$4,000 from a Indian man and the man was asking for his money, and they came in agreement that they give the man half of his money that is US$2,000, then some will go for cement, as they only bought one hundred and two (142) bags of cement. “We paid for that amount of cement and the rest of the money went for concrete mixer mechanic and some woods for the profile and reservoir, ” Pastor Benjamin explained. However, taking the witness stand, Christina Singbah denied ever getting married to Pastor Benjamin, though she said Pastor Benjamin is her ex-boyfriend. Madam Singbah said she sent US$100, 000.00 to Pastor Benjamin from 2018 ending up to 2012, during the COVID-19 pandemic period to carry three story building construction on her parcel of land containing two lots in Margibi County. ” I was overseas when I paid for the clearing of the container and Pastor Benjamin was the one that had the original document because he was the one that received the container upon arrival,” Madam Singbah explained.

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