The principal of the St. Francis High School, located in Jacob Town, Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia, Winston B. Toe, has been dragged to Court by a Writ of Arrest for defying a Court order.
It was based on an action of divorce for incompatibility of temper filed against him by his wife, the plaintiff, Hawa Fortune Toe.
Civil Law Court “B” assigned Circuit Judge Scheaplor Dunbar, ordered the sheriff of the court, saying you are hereby commanded to arrest Winston B. Toe, defendant, and have him brought before the 6th Judicial Circuit, Civil Law Court “B” for Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia, sitting in its June term, 2021.
Judge Dunbar said that if defendant Toe is arrested after working hours, he should be kept in police custody until the next working hours to be brought before the honorable court immediately upon his arrest to show cause if he should not be held in contempt of court because he failed to go to court.
Judge Dunbar further commanded the sheriff to arrest defendant Toe and have him brought before the honorable Court and file in this court his return to the Writ of Arrest, as to the manner and form of its service and file same in his office immediately upon executing the court order of arrest.
Based on the Writ of Arrest issued, defendant Toe appeared in court but could not show any genuine evidence why he should not be held in contempt, adding that Judge Dunbar later ordered the sheriff of the court to cuffed and placed defendant Toe at Monrovia Central Prison for defying the court mandate.
Accordingly, the Sheriff said when he and defendant Toe got to the Monrovia Central Prison, the Prison Superintendent said that due to the COVID-19 protocols, they are not accepting prisoners with civil cases because the prison is over-crowded.
The Sheriff returned to the court with defendant Toe in cuffs, as per the Judge order, told Judge Dunbar that the Prison Superintendent said that due to the COVID-19 protocols, they are not accepting prisoners with civil cases and the prison is over crowded.
Judge Dunbar ordered defendant Toe to be released to his lawyer and go to court on Monday, to proceed in their divorce case.
Mrs. Toe was on the ground of the Temple of Justice while all the drama was going on with her husband, noting that she was accompanied by her father, Rev. Fortune, the founder and head Pastor of Mount Zion Intercessory Ministries.