T.C. Gould, One Of Liberia’s Legal Minds Finally Laid to Rest

Casket bearing the remains of Cllr. T.C. Gould being taken for burial – Photo Credit: PFA

The remains of one of Liberia’s legal minds and senior lawyer in the ongoing Stable Mining trail, Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould who was affectionately called T.C. Gould was last week laid to rest in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County following series of activities in his memory.

The casket bearing the remains of Cllr. T.C. Gould was escorted by dozens of sympathizers including members of the judiciary, government officials and members of his fraternity from Monrovia in a huge convoy to the port city of Buchanan where appropriate activities were held befitting the burial ceremony.

Cllr. Gould accordingly was the Assistant Grand Secretary and reached the highest degree in the fraternity, since the news of his death was announced last week series of program have been held in honor of his memory.

At the Unification Pavilion Fair Ground, Grand Bassa County, was funeral rites where numerous government officials including Justice Minister Cllr. Frederick Cherue, Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, Solicitor General Betty Lamin Blamo and a host of politicians, judges, lawyers and sympathizers.

Many who spoke to reporters, described his death as a huge vacuum in the legal profession, soccer and humanitarian.

Judge Peter Gbeneweleh in an interview with journalists said the death of Cllr. Gould has created a vacuum in a legal profession.

“He was knowledgeable with the practice of law and we who interacted with him benefited from the fountain of knowledge, most times we regarded him for guidance in top criminal matter also he was hardworking and devoted his time and energy to the practice of law,” Judge Gbeneweleh said.

Natural beauty as she is affectionately called said in tears: “He was my best friend, there was nothing he couldn’t do for me mostly when I had a broken marriage, and he was there like a new husband and a dad,”

Irene Gould Murvee, one of the daughters of Cllr. Gould continue:” he schooled, fed me and today I stand here with a broken heart, everlasting sore all I pray for he should go in peace.”

‘Natural Beauty’ recalled that her father had told doctors in the United States that he was to carrying on his surgery on his heart in April.

“When we took him to the doctor, he said April he was going to do the surgery but he couldn’t because death caught up him,” she said.

A fraternity brother Charles Gibson also praised Cllr. Gould days on earth, adding that he was committed to the fraternity and was there at all times when no one volunteers.

Caroline Gould, another daughter, said she will miss her dad for many things. She said he was he was her best friend.

“He knew how to deal with crises at any time and one of the precious gifts he left with me was to support my education.”

Cllr. Gould previously served as Solicitor General of Liberia and one of Liberia’s senior prosecutors.

Credit: FPA

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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.