Justice Minister Cllr. Frank Musa Dean has resigned and announced his indefinite leave of absence from his Dean & Associates law office and private practice of law.
He has also stepped down as the Honorary Consul General of the Russian Federation in Liberia.
The minister designate announced his resignation on Feb. 23 in a press statement after his nomination and subsequent senate confirmation.
On Feb. 21, The Senate committee on Judiciary, Human Rights Claims and Petition said it has no reason to reject Dean for the role of Attorney General.
“Cllr. Dean’s answers were very satisfactory and credible. The judiciary committee is satisfied that Cllr. Dean is highly qualified and accomplished both as a trial lawyer and as consulting lawyer, which makes him suitable to oversee and manage the Ministry of Justice.”
The judicial committee is also pleased to note that the nominee has an enviable record of managerial experience, which could be useful in reforming the Ministry of Justice by making it more functional and effective, the committee said.