Liberia's Justice Minister Cllr. Musa Dean, as of late named by Liberian President George Manneh Weah to lead the examination concerning a Global Witness report claiming that the US oil goliath Exxon's buy of Liberia's Block 13 was spoiled with defilement has recused himself over concerns in regards to major conflict of interest. Check out his statement below.
In making this recusal, may I categorically state for the record that all oil blocks awarded between 2004 and January 2006 were awarded pursuant to the companies compliance with NOCAL’s full disclosure requirements under penalty of law.
Kindly note that my recusal is intended to avoid any semblance of conflict of interest and to ensure that the investigation is characterized by transparency and integrity.