Gov’t Releases Alieu Sheriff’s Autopsy Report, As Justice Ministry Declares Death ‘Unnatural

Justice Ministry has disclosed that autopsy report of the remains of late Alieu Sheriff who died allegedly as a result of  police brutality, shows that the cause of the death is “unnatural due to blunt force injury to the back of the head”.

Based on the autopsy report, the MOJ has ordered the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, Patrick Sudue to immediately re-arrest officers Samuel N. Borbor, Harris Monger, and Alexander Seakour and process the alleged suspects and forward them to court for persecution.

It can be recalled, officers of Liberia National Police on Thursday, July 29, 2021, beat Alieu Sheriff, a bus conductor to death along the Somali Drive-Gardnerville road; and was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local health center in Gardnersville.

The deceased beating came when police officers were on a routine operation, checking on cars that are not road-worthy when the scuffle happened.

According to information gathered then, from onlookers established that the deceased’s bus was pulled over and impounded and the head of the officers only known as Alexander Seakour requested some money before the car be released.

They narrated further that, when other cars that were impounded got released, the driver took exception and got in a scuffle with the police officers which led to his demise.

Following his death, family, friends, and sympathizers of the deceased staged a protest that erupted movements on capitol calling on the government to immediatly investigates those allegedly involved in Alieu’s death, resulting to the government through Liberia National Police to hold meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the LNP’s headquarters which was presided over by Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf, the deceased’s family, friends, and sympathizers

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14027 Articles
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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