Six Immigration Officers Linked To Man’s Death In ‘BIN Holding Cell’ In Grand Gedeh County Recalled

{By: Eldred Thomas/GNN Senior Reporter}

BIN Chief, Col. Lemual Reeves
BIN Chief, Col. Lemual Reeves

The Liberian Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) says six of its officers assigned in Grand Gedeh County, southeastern part of Liberia have been recalled to the headquarters of the BIN in Monrovia based on report that they are allegedly linked to the mysterious death of a man in the BIN holding cell in the county.

According to investigation, the 31-year-old Augustine Nyema who was being detained in the BIN holding cell was later found dead allegedly by hanging himself while in the cell, after he was detained following a complaint was filed to officers of the BIN by his wife.

The victims who hailed from Lofa County and of the Kissi tribe is said to have gone in a tussled with his wife which led to the damaging of his wife’s mobile phone.

According to local journalists in the county, those BIN officers recalled who have been recalled are undergoing investigation by authorities in the county in order to establish the cause that led to the mysterious death of the victim which report said took place on the 26 of July at 6:30 in the morning.

The journalist quoting BIN sources said the victim had on trousers with rope causing them to remove it from him (Nyemah) for fear he could commit suicide in custody.

The four officers are said to be undergoing investigation by BIN authorities in the county in relation to the death of a thirty one year old Augustine Nyema.

They claimed the victim was placed rooms, but was discovered lying in the hall way of the facility in the morning prompting suspicion over news that he hanged himself.

The death of Augustine Nyemah has sent shock wave through Grand Gedeh County, with many expressing fear for their lives at the hands of members of the security sector who are charge to protect lives and properties.

Augustine Nyemah has since been buried after medical report from a local clinic that revealed the result, after which the body was turned over to the town chiefs, elders and family members.

Despite the burial, family members are demanding speedy trail into the death of their son, and called on authority to bring those linked to the killing of the relative to justice.

The latest discovery of dead body in an Immigration cell has created fear among citizens of the county as it can be recalled that there were similar reports especially at police stations across the country.

Local authorities including representatives from B’hai district Commissioners are working the Bureau of Immigration and Nationalization as investigation continues into circumstances the mysterious death of Augustine Nyemah in BIN cell.

Details are still emerging….

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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.