Liberia: Sidike Bility’s Lawyer Says Ex-Spouse’s Husband Has Felony Document to Have Custody of the Youngsters

Monrovia – Civil Court “A” in the Temple of Justice reserved the decision in a Bill of Information filed by Sidikie Bility asking the court to grant him permanent custody of his children (name withheld).

Judge Yarmie Quiqui Gbeisay of the Civil Court announced on Monday, July 12th, after hearing the legal arguments on the Bill of Information in public that the final judgment would be given at a later date.

Before Judge Gebisay’s decision, Cllr. M. Wilkin Wright, attorney for Sidikie Bility and a former judge at the ECOWAS court, told the court that parental custody arrangements are not working in the best interests of the children.

He said the husband of Sidike’s ex-wife (Romeo Clarke) is a criminal convicted by Criminal Court “C” of the Temple of Justice for stealing from UBA bank Liberia in a groundbreaking $ 1.3 million consortium . “You want the children to be with you and your husband, who is a convicted criminal, in the care so that he can teach them crime; that wouldn’t work, ‘said Cllr. Wright.

The renowned Liberian attorney said that both Warti and her husband are currently living on Sidike’s apartments given to them after the divorce, including her current residence, which was built by Sidike Bility.

He argued that the only reason the duo want the kids is to keep milking Mr. Bility and continuing to live their lavish social media lifestyle. The attorney alleged that issues raised in her statements about 2017 and pre-marriage dates were all subjects that she tolerated during her marriage to Mr Bility and cannot be used at this stage of the judicial process.

He said Liberia’s domestic relations law provides that the father of the children or the husband of that marriage should have custody of those children if parents of minors live in a separate state and asked the court to give them away To be free to be with her father. Claiming that the law provides that all cases involving minors, the well-being, general welfare and the well-being of children should always be the primary concern of the court, stating that his client Sidike Bility, CEO from 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 the father and having concerns .

Kllr. Wright said Madam Warti Robertson Clarke had a constant habit of leaving the children at home unsupervised and unattended by an adult, with the younger brother sticking an object in his older brother’s ears, causing him to seek medical help Health facility.

The astute attorney stated that the defendant (child mother) was in an adulterous and abusive relationship that was dangerous for the children.

He explained that on one particular night that she and her current husband were fighting, she drove the children to her father’s house at 4 a.m., suggesting that she lacks a capable mother to look after the children .

He claimed that Ms. Warti was unable to look after the children because she had neither a job nor any other visible income and had never worked in her life and, as such, relied on Mr. Bility to look after him support his children and their unborn child, conceived by another man, claim it is dangerous to entrust the children to their care.

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Lawyers representing Madam Warti Robertson-Clarke said the ruling on child custody under the Domestic Relations and Children’s Rights Act provided for in Liberia’s Children Act and other statutes testified and adamant on that The well-being of the children.

“Respondents therefore vehemently claim that Mr. Bility is morally incapable of performing such parental, moral and legal and natural duties, and therefore prays for your honor to reject his request for permanent custody of the minor children,” said the lawyer.

The attorneys said that due to Mr. Bility’s moral ineptitude, the judge should grant her client permanent custody in the best interests of the innocent children.

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