The Port Manager of the Port of Buchanan, Charles McArthur D. Gull says he had no option but to accept responsibility for the allegations of dubiously transferring money belonging to the National Port Authority (NPA) to his personal account. Mr. Gull was suspended for alleged acts of corruption by the Managing Director of the NPA, Bill Tweahway on July 16, 2021.
Exactly one month after his suspension, on August 16, 2021, the embattled Buchanan Port Manager posted on his Facebook page that he can now speak to the allegations against him after accepting under duress to the commission of the crime as indicated by the Public Relations Director of the NPA at a press conference in Monrovia.
He wrote “It’s about time I speak and make clarity about the entire allegation. I had no option than accepting under duress, fear of death, being in imminent danger.”
He emphasized that he has “all the documents and communications in my possession.”
Mr. Gull disclosed that his office was locked to deny him of having access to essential documents stressing “locking my office not to get hold of any documents was a failed attempt. Because every documents I deemed essential was kept on my iCloud and it will be published to the press and the Liberian people. I won’t be the sacrificial lamb!”
He added “I am safe now, I can talk. If it wasn’t about my integrity, I would had kept quiet.
I will apologize to friends that this clarity will exposed, but it’s about my name being rubbed in the dirt while the real culprits are the big guns.”
When contacted, the Public Relations Director of the NPA, Malcolm P. Scott said it is customary that when a staff is suspended from any institution, such staff is not allowed to have access to the premises of his employer especially in the case of a criminal investigation.
M-News Africa has learned that Mr. Gull has absconded to the United States of America to avoid prosecution.