As Reported ‘Missing Billions’ Declares Not Missing, CBL Employee Dies Mysteriously

The late Mr. Matthew J. Innis

Following the arrest of officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) including the son of former Liberian leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Charles Sirleaf, in the alleged missing billions, an employee of the bank who is said to be one of the key employees of the bank has died mysteriously.

According to family sources, news about the “mysterious death” Mr. Matthew J. Innis took place on Sunday morning, March 3, 2019 after he left his home on Saturday morning telling his daughter and other family members that he was going to work; and they didn’t hear from him for nearly the whole day, they tried to reach him via his mobile phone by 4 pm and couldn’t get him and never heard from him again until they heard that he had been involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident by 2 a.m. Sunday in his neighborhood around the 72nd Junction on the Somalia Drive.

The source continued: “We only heard a group of young men knocking on our gate by 2 a.m., saying that Mr. Innis had been hit by a car and his body is on the road. Before we got to the road, his body has been removed. We were told that the police had taken him to Stryker Funeral Home and the police was driving his car.”

“We don’t believe that Innis was involved in a hit-&-run accident, he might have been murdered and his body dumped near where he lived,” the family added.

The family source informed Smart News that: “In fact, Mr. Innis never stayed out that late. He was always home very early in the evening from work. He never stayed out up to 11 pm. His phone never goes off. But his daughter tried all throughout and his phone was continually off,” this family source added, insisting that Mr. Innis might had been murdered.

Mr. Innis’ “mysterious death” follows the immediate release of two damning reports about shady deals at the Central Bank of Liberia, which billions of Liberian dollars are unaccounted for, according to the reports.

At least five persons, including the immediate past former Executive Governor of the Bank, Mr. Milton Weeks and the present Deputy Executive Governor for Operations, Mr. Charles Sirleaf, were picked up over the weekend by the Liberia National Police. Mr. Sirleaf is son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who some believe seriously played a role in bringing the present Liberian government into power.

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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.