ANC Political Leader Blasts Gov’t Of Frequency Mysterious Deaths
The frequency of mysterious deaths, political murders, ritualistic killings and disappearances which has characterized the nearly five years rule of the CDC-led government under President George Weah, is very alarming and worrisome.
We are seriously concerned that these willful and wanton killings and murders which have been left largely unsolved, have increased fear of insecurities and heightened panic amongst the general citizenry.
The broad day light murder of Princess Cooper, 25 and mysterious death of Melvin Togba, 36, both on March 24, 2022, have joined the long list of unsolved cases over the last few years.
Since the inception of the CDC Government, there are reports of more than 20 recorded mysterious deaths, political murders, ritualistic killings and disappearances, with little or no information to the public on its conclusions, if any.
These include the deaths of:
1. John Hilary Tubman, son of former Pres. William V.S Tubman,
2. Baptist prelate William R. Tolbert III, son of former Pres. William Tolbert,
3. Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) official, Matthew Innis linked to the missing L$16 billion
4. CBL driver Kollie Ballah.
5. Immigration officer , Ms. Maude Elliot,
6. Head of the Internal Audit Agency Emmanuel Barten Nyesuah
Liberia Revenue Authority Auditors
7. Gifty Asmah Lama
8. Albert Peters and
9. George Fanbutu.
10. Alexander Yeahnur of Rivergee,
11. Ms. Eliza Robert of Maryland,
12. Ms. Hawa of Grand Cape Mount County
13. Mulbah Kunyon, also of Cape Mount.
14. Afoa Williams of District Nine, Montserrado County,
15. Ma Nowai of the Johnsonville area,
16. Siafa, Robert, Blamo, and Blama all of St. Moses Funeral Parlour died under mysterious circumstances, and
17. little Odell Sherman, amongst others not named.
Police authorities are said to be investigating the most recent murders but we await, without any certainty, that it would not be business as usual. Already, preliminary reports from the police stating no signs of foul play in Princess’ death.
This is appalling and a threat to our peace and security. Any government that cannot keep its citizens safe is incompetent and irresponsible. We can no longer gamble the safety and security of our people. The Liberian Constution provides for the security of all persons and yet the government has failed to do so. The time, resources and energy that this government spends on political prosecutions should be spent on finding the culprits of these egregious crimes against our people and giving relief to our scared, shaken and despondent citizenry.
We call on CDC government to strengthen its security sector in order to prevent the occurrences of these wanton killings, speed up investigations, and bring to justice those culpable for these heinous crimes.
We can no longer accept business as usual while our people die like flies.
My condolences to families, friends and loved ones of the victims and to everyone who has lost a loved one under mysterious circumstances without redress.
Liberians Deserve Better.