Bethel bishop’s wife linked to Costa’s escape

The Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), has named Della Belleh, the wife of Bishop Wolo Belleh of Bethel Cathedral of Hope church, as being amongst several individuals as persons of interest in the ongoing investigation involving the use of an alleged fake lessee passé by Henry Costa, Chairman of the Council of Patriots.

Addressing a news conference recently, LIS Commissioner General Robert Budy named Monie Hook Momolu, a former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Della Belleh, the wife of Bishop Wolobelleh of Bethel Cathedral of Hope in Congo Town and Musa Sackor, the Cousin of Mr. Costa.

Commissioner Budy said the individuals of interest are being invited by the Liberia Immigration Service to aid with the investigation.

The LIS Commissioner General also disclosed that the Liberia National Police has been invited to help with the investigation.

It can be recalled that Henry Costa was invited by the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) for questioning about the laissez-passer he used to enter Liberia on December 19, 2019, to stage the planned ‘Weah Step down Campaign’.

But after honoring the initial visit to the LIS, Costa said he felt threatened by the process and escaped to neighboring Sierra Leone.

After waiting for few days without seeing Mr. Costa, the LIS issued an ultimatum, demanding his appearance no later than 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, or face arrest.

On the very Wednesday morning, Costa posted on Facebook that he was in the hands of security in Sierra Leone and they were very nice to him, urging his supporters not to panic.

The decision of LIS came from Costa’s alleged failure to appear on two different occasions at the (LIS) headquarters to answer questions pertaining his acquisition of a laissez-passer through the assistance of Sylvester T. Nah (as named by Costa) a few weeks ago, prior to his arrival into the Country ahead of the 30 December 2019 protest, which was postponed to January 6, 2020.

According to LIS sources, Sylvester Tevez Nah who was the aide to Costa, has been helping in the investigation process and has given details of how Costa obtained the alleged falsified travel documents.

Rev. Della Belleh who is the Resident Pastor of the Bethel Cathedral of Hope is alleged to have been the person who took the fake travel documents to Costa in the United States.
When contacted Tuesday morning to comment on the LIS statement, Rev. Madam Belleh, said she was in a church meeting and would call back later. She however did not call.

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