“Charles Taylor Is Not Dead; He Is Well and Kicking” – UK Source Hints GNN, Dispels Rumor Of His Death

Changing of the Guard ceremony take place outside Buckingham Palace in central London on June 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
FLASH BACK: Changing of the Guard ceremony take place outside Buckingham Palace in central London / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

The reported death of detained former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor at his UK Buckingham detention palace which took many Liberians both at home and abroad by surprise,  has finally proven to be ‘false and misleading’, and that the information released by the News Prince website has no iota truth.

Speaking to the Publisher of this outlet via mobile phone from the UK, a source closed to Buckingham Palace in central London noted that the story been posted on social media network worldwide should not be considered as factual, and that the site that feature this report has not done its journalism work professionally.

Over the weekend, the News Prince website featured a story with caption: ‘Ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor Dies in UK prison At 68’, in that story the paper reported that the “Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor has died in his prison cells in the United Kingdom, Prisons Officials said in a press statement.

The cause of the dead is not immediately known but his body has been carried away for an autopsy. Some have suggested that a visitor might have sneaked in poison for the ex-president upon his request,” the controversial News Prince concluded

After this story was posted and carefully read by the editorial staff of the GNN, an immediate investigation was launched as to the facts surrounding it (Dead news of Mr. Taylor) which was widely read in Liberia and abroad.

As a result of this hilarious publication, hundreds of individuals around the globe sent in emails to the offices of the GNN in order to ascertain the facts in this report, however this report has finally gather information that this publication is false and misleading, and has dispelled the widely circulated rumor.

“We’re ready to keep our browsing public abreast of happening around the  world professionally and objectively,” the Publisher of this online newspaper, Joel Cholo Brooks assured.

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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.