Greaves, Allison, Victoria Ghost Hunt Liberian Justice Minister, As He Resigns

benedictsannoh1Liberian Justice Minister, Benedict Sannoh is said to have tenured in his resignation to his boss, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and left the country to the United States following public outcry on his numerous reports regarding the mysterious and brutal deaths of Liberians.

His administration as the country’s Attorney General marred with lots of condemnations regarding his numerous reports trashing out justice when he publicly declared in those reports that those who died, died of no foul play, a situation that angered public noting that it was a plan on the part of the Justice Minister to deny those justice due.

His latest report released which led to his unceremonious departure from the government and reportedly residing in the United States was the mysterious death of the former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Mr. Harry Greaves whose body was found on the beach behind the RLJ Hotel on the Monrovia/Robertsfield highway after he was reportedly called by unknown caller for a meeting.

In the Justice Minister’s  findings following the brining in of two pathologists into the country, informed the Liberian people that Mr. Greaves died as a result of swimming, and that also there was no foul play as a result of his death.

This finding did not go down too well with the Liberian people, including relatives of the late Harry Greaves who publicly questioned the findings of the government through the Justice Minister, noting that the actual report on the mysterious death of Mr. Greaves was swept under the carpet.

Other alleged wrong instances on the part of the former Justice Minister were the mysterious deaths of Victoria Zazay  was reportedly found hanged in a local police cell in Monrovia, this mysterious death of Ms. Zayzay also drew the attention of rights groups demanding facts surrounding her death.

But to the contrary, the former Liberian Justice Minister again released a report that this young lady died without any foul play. In the case of Cllr. Michael Allison, whistle blower who was also found dead on the beach with parts missing, the then Justice Minister in his report said Michael Allison lived a ‘Dubious’ life who he said prior to his carried passports with fictitious names.

This finding did not also go down well with Liberians who said the Liberian Government was playing game on the lives of innocents, making reference of the denier of justice to ordinary Liberians.

As public outcry grew on findings by the Justice Minister in the deaths of Liberians; denying their justice, and demanding his resignation, Mr. Sannoh, report said left the country  leaving behind his resignation letter for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to accept.
Observers believed Sannoh fled the country due to  guilty conscious.

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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.