George Weah, former World Footballer of the Year and star of AC Milan, Chelsea and Monaco, was elected president of Liberia in a landslide victory just over a year ago.
Having been raised in one of Liberia’s worst slums many saw him as a man who understood the needs of the poor.
But some are now coming to doubt that, amid allegations of corruption and economic mismanagement.
The son of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been formally charged following an investigation into the unlawful printing of local currencies running into the millions of dollars.
On Monday, Charles Sirleaf, deputy governor of the central bank of Liberia (CBL), and two others -- Dorbor Hagba, director of banking, and Milton Weeks, the former bank president -- faced multiple charges, including economic sabotage, misuse of public funds and criminal facilitation, state media reported