LIBERIA: Amid Mysterious Killings, Liberian Gov’t Review General Security Situation As $15K Out

The Government of Liberia through the Joint Security of Liberia, under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Justice, is expected to convene on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, to review the general security situation in the country.

This comes as a result of the recent murders of John Tubman, son of former Liberian President William VS Tubman; Maude Elliot, Officer of the Liberia Immigration Service and William R. Tolbert, III, son of another former Liberian President William R. Tolbert, Jr.

They were all discovered in a pool of blood in their respective homes in less than a month.

Last week the Ministry of Justice ordered post mortem examinations on the remains of John Tubman, Maude Elliot and William R. Tolbert, III – who were all discovered dead in their homes – as part of a full scale investigation.

According to a release issued November 7 in Monrovia by the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, the Government has announced a total of U.S. $15,000 (fifteen thousand United States dollars) cash reward for any useful and factual information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of recent high profile murders in Monrovia.

In the release, the Government said the amount of US$5,000.00 (five thousand United States dollars) is set aside for actionable information on each of the persons of interest.

The Liberia National Police recently named Christian Byron Anderson and William V.S, Anderson (also known as “Baby Shad”) as initial persons of interest to the investigation.

The Government, in the release, is asking the public to assist the process by calling the following numbers to provide information:

  1. 0770800410
  2. 0770800423
  3. 0770800102
  4. 0770800103
  5. 0770800111
  6. 0770800122
  7. 0770800109
  8. 0777900023

“Members of the public are also encouraged to come to the Police headquarters, as their identities and rewards will be kept confidential,” the release said.

“The public is assured that the Joint Security is working around the clock to solve three (3) recent murder cases in Monrovia and provide enhanced security to the public,” it added.

Meanwhile, the Government has deplored what it referred to as the unwarranted politicization of the death of these individuals, describing it as insensitive to the families of the deceased, thus emphasizing that it takes seriously the death of any Liberian and is therefore leaving no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of the matter.

The Sunday November 7, 2021 release said: “The national Security Apparatus has been mandated by President George M. Weah to implore all necessary legal means within its authority to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Liberians and foreign residents in the country.”

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