The political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr Alexander Cummings wants the Weah-Taylor administration strengthen the country’s security sector in order to prevent the occurrence of wanton killings in the country.
“ This government need to speed up investigations, and bring to justice those culpable for heinous crimes into mysterious killings in the country”, Mr. Cummings said.
The Alternative National Congress political leader statement comes following the mysterious deaths of a 25 years ago lady identified as Princess Cooper who lifeless body was discover in the Fwad fence at the ELWA junction.
He revealed that the ,l frequency of mysterious deaths, unsolved murders, ritualistic killings and disappearances which has characterized the nearly five-year rule of the CDC-led government under President George Weah, is alarming, worrisome and frightening.” Mr Alexander Cummings said.
According to him, the many unsolved deaths have increased fear, insecurity and heightened panic amongst the general citizenry.
He describe the Coalition of Democratic Change government as irresponsible as he states, “ No responsible government would allow it’s people to live in a state of fear and rising crimes. President Weah’s administration actions and inactions have shown that they are irresponsible, and they do not care about the Liberian people.
He disclosed that the mysterious deaths of Princess Cooper, 25, and Melvin Togba, 36, both of which occurred on March 24, 2022, have joined the long list of unsolved cases over the last few years.
“ Citizens do die in every country. Murders do occur. But governments have a sacred duty to solve it – to catch the murders and punish them. Even this, we cannot trust President Weah and his administration to do.” He said .
Since the inception of this government, there has reportedly been more than 20 mysterious deaths, gruesome murders still unsolved, ritualistic killings and disappearances, with little or no reasonable information to the public on the results of announced investigations, if any.
He named John Hilary Tubman, son of former Pres. William V.S Tubman, Baptist prelate William R. Tolbert III, son of former Pres. William Tolbert, Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) official, Matthew Innis linked to the missing L$16 billion. Others are CBL driver Kollie Ballah. Immigration officer, Ms. Maude Elliot, Head of the Internal Audit Agency Emmanuel Barten Nyesuah Liberia Revenue Authority Auditors Gifty Asmah Lama and Albert Peters as some of deaths that have occurred under the CDC government.
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, so-called preliminary reports from the police are stating no signs of foul play in Princess’ death. This is heartbreaking and although said to be preliminary is already conclusive.
The ANC boss explain that the growing number of unexplained deaths, mysterious murders and disappearances threaten the peace and security, and undermine prospects for economic recovery.
“ No serious investor will want to invest in a country with rising crimes and a government unwilling or unable to solve mysterious deaths, murders and disappearances.” He maintain.
Where there is no guaranteed security of individual citizens and a strong commitment to the rule of law, the economy will collapse further and recovery will be stalled.
Meanwhile the Alternative National Congress political leader Alexander Cummings explain that they can no longer gamble the safety and security of our people. Our constitution provides for the security of all persons and yet the government has failed to do so.
He at the same time said ,the resources and energy that this government spends on political persecutions should be spent on finding the culprits of these egregious crimes against our people and giving relief to our scared, shaken and despondent citizenry.