The widow of former Liberian Vice President Enoch Dogolea has requested the Liberian Senate for permission to exhume the body of her late husband and give him a befitting burial.
The former vice president died in Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire in a failed attempt to treat an ailment in mid-2000.
His remains were brought to Liberia and buried in an area near the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, during the civil war.
In her letter to the Senate, dated February 10, 2015, Regina Dogolea indicated that her husband’s remains would be re-buried in his home in Nimba County.
“My husband’s body was undesirably buried and as such, it is appropriate since the country is in peace to properly bury him,” she noted in her letter.
After the reading of the communication, the plenary mandated its leadership to advise the body appropriately.
The late Dogolea was Vice President of Liberia and President of the Liberian Senate under former President Charles Taylor from 1997 to 2000.