Liberia: controversy over baby custody heats court docket

The dispute over the custody proceedings before the civil court “A” in Monrovia was fueled by their mother on Monday, July 12th, with counter arguments after Mr Bility’s request for permanent custody of his two underage children.

Lawyers representing Green Petroleum’s chief executive officer Mr. Sidike Musa Bility and his divorced wife, now Warti Nancy Robinson-Clarke, had every heated argument on Monday.

The argument, postponed from last week to Monday, July 12, came after Bility’s attorneys asked the court to grant him full and permanent custody of his two underage children, given that their mother, Nancy, was in an unfavorable relationship them has emotional, psychological, mental, physical health, stability and well-being, security and security.

Civil Court “A” withheld the verdict on Monday following the argument in Bility’s Bill of Information, as Civil Court Judge Yarmie Quiqui Gbeisay ruled that the final verdict would be given at a later date.

Previously, Mr. Bility’s attorney, Cllr. Michael Wilkins Wright told the court that parental custody arrangements were not working in the children’s best interests.

Kllr. Wright, a former ECOWAS court judge, accused Warti Nancy Robinson – Clarke’s husband Romeo Clarke, of allegedly a criminal convicted by Criminal Court “C” of the Temple of Justice for theft from the United Bank of Africa (UBA) – Liberia in a groundbreaking $ 1.3 million syndicate

“You want the children to stay with you and your husband, who is a convicted criminal, in custody so that he can teach them crime? explained Cllr. Wright.

He argued that Liberia’s domestic relations law provides that the father of the children or the husband of that marriage has primary custody of those children when parents are separated from minors and asked the court to grant the children that freedom grant to be with their father.

Claiming that the law provides that in all cases involving matters relating to minors, the well-being, general welfare and well-being of children should always be the primary concern of the court, stating that his client, Sidike Bility , CEO of Green Petroleum, is capable of such responsibility.

Kllr. Wright stated that from the start of the custody agreement to this day, Mr. Bility’s former wife has consistently and consistently taken the children to school very late or sometimes not at all, especially every Monday, which resulted in the school officially writing to school father and father expresses concern.

Kllr. Wright said Bility’s ex-wife, Madam Warti Robertson Clarke, had a constant habit of leaving the children at home unsupervised and unattended by an adult, so the younger brother would put an object in his older brother’s ears, which resulted in medical assistance looking in a healthcare facility.

The astute attorney stated that the defendant (child mother) was in an abusive relationship that was dangerous for the children and stated that she drove the children to see their father at 4 a.m. on a particular night when she and her current husband were fighting which suggests everything is missing from a capable mother who takes care of the children.

He claimed Madam Clarke did not have the financial means to look after the children because she had no job, no other visible income, and had never worked in her life.

As such, Cllr. Wright said she would depend on Mr. Bility to support his children and their unborn child conceived by another man, claiming it was dangerous to entrust the children to her care.

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However, attorneys representing Madam Warti Robertson-Clarke argued that the decision on child custody under the Domestic Relations Law and the issue of children’s rights provided for in Children’s Law and other Liberian laws are in the best interests of the children.

“Since that is the case, those interviewed strongly contend that Mr. Bility is morally incapable of performing such parental, moral, and legal and natural duties and therefore prays for your honor in his application for permanent custody of the minors Reject children, “said the lawyer lawyer.

The lawyers said that as a result of Mr. Bility’s moral incompetence, the judge should grant her client permanent custody in the best interests of the innocent children. von-bilities-kindergeldfall /

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