LIBERIA: INCHR Has Catalogued Countless Mysterious Deaths And Disappearances

Cllr. Dempster Brown

Amid endless mysterious deaths and missing of Liberians without action on the part of the CDC-led Government, the Chairman of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), Cllr. Dempster Brown has revealed with disappointment the mysterious missing of several women and children between the period of July and September this year with their alleged whereabouts still unknown.

Speaking recently at a well-attended news conference at the headquarters of the INCHR in Monrovia, Cllr. Brown said the INCHR has also captured waves of mysterious deaths and ritualistic killings, especially victimizing women and children in the 15 counties of Liberia.

The INCHR boss made the disclosure to local media in Monrovia yesterday when he cataloged about six instances between July and September, this year. He said an individual identified as Alexander Youlu disappeared in River-Gee and has not been seen while Madam Eliza Roberts has been missing in Maryland County. He furthered that a 66 year-0ld man disappeared in Grand Gedeh County, while a one-year six-month child was taken away two weeks ago, and was found dead in Bong County.

“Our monitors also reported that Ma Noah who came from Bong County last week to visit her relatives [in Monrovia] also disappeared,” Cllr. Brown further disclosed.

The INCHR Chairman also disclosed that another woman known as Madam Afuah Williams was found in Montserrado District #9   and up to present the perpetrators have not been apprehended.

He called for an independent investigation of claims by former Liberia Domestic Airport Managing Director Ellen Corkrum of involvement against some personalities with ritualistic activities in the country.

Recently, Madam Corkrum accused a number of government officials and some private citizens including former rebel General Ofori Diah, sitting Solicitor General Cllr Syrenius Saymah Cephus, and the Liberia National Bar Association’s Secretary-General Bobby Livingstone of involvement with ritualistic killings.

Madam Corkrum said with Diah as a point of contact, the accused officials have been using the hands of virgin girls for rituals that will ensure that they are appointed to strategic offices in Government.

She narrated that Diah had asked her for three virgin heads for a ritual that would give her quick result in relaxing a case the American Government had against her but added that she refused the use of virgin, causing Mr. Diah to request for some cows for the rituals.

She indicated that her refusal had caused Mr. Diah to have harassed her mother whose truck was reportedly seized, But Mr. Diah has denied the allegations.

The former rebel general said he and Corkrum are in a mineral business, and that some US$72,000 Corkrum has claimed to send to her for the purchase was instead for minerals that were sent to the former airport official.

Others accused denied Madam Corkrum’s claim, saying that she is not credible to be taken seriously, while others said the claims by her constitute diabolical and blatant lies.

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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.

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