LIBERIA: Precious Greaves On Husband’s Mysterious Death

Greaves-300x200Mrs. Precious Greaves, the wife of the late Harry Greaves who died mysteriously on a local beach in Monrovia with the Liberian Government claiming that he was drown has been speaking to a local radio show in Monrovia on the death of her husband.

Mr. Greaves, the former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), body was found behind the Executive Mansion on the morning of Sunday, January 31, 2016, after dropping off at the RLJ hotel on Friday, January 29, 2016 by his driver supposedly for a meeting went missing until his body was discovered on the beach behind the Executive Mansion.

Speaking for the first time since the demise of her husband, and to explain the position of the family regarding the handling of the deceased autopsy report, Mrs. Greaves said she had been silent since she last saw the horrific body of her husband and expressed sense of discontent over the manner in which the entire matter regarding the autopsy is being handled.

Madam Greaves said the entire matter needed to be handled a little bit more professionally and that the family should be part of the process, because according to her, “It seems, what the left hand is doing, the right hand does not know about.”

Her statement seems to suggest that the family is not pleased with the way and manner in which other things are being handled.

Last week, the Liberian government announced the arrival of two U.S law enforcement agents to help in the investigation of circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of Mr. Harry Greaves, former Managing Director of the Liberia Refining Company (LPRC) who was found dead on the beach behind the Executive Mansion.

Addressing a special news conference at the Ministry of Information over the weekend, Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh said the two agents arrived in the country late Thursday, February 18.

He said the two agents are currently working along with officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in furtherance of the investigation of the death of the late Greaves as was requested by the Government of Liberia.

Minister Sannoh appealed to family members of the deceased to work closely with officers of the LNP and the U.S security agents in order to adequately get to the bottom of the investigation.

He lauded the United States for the timely response to the request of the Liberian Government, noting: “This will help us showcase our objectivity and transparency in the investigation process of this matter.”

The Justice Minister added that the “Government will do everything possible to ascertain the cause of death of the late Harry Greaves; to investigate circumstances leading to his death, and where established that his death was criminal, to identify and bring to justice those implicated.”

The coming of the U.S. investigators was triggered by pleas from several quarters of the country calling on the government to open its door for a second autopsy.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.