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Govt orders autopsy for Harry Greaves body

James Akoi/Joseph T. Koon

( 2 , 2016)-The Liberian Government has ordered an independent investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC), Harry Greaves.

Mr. Greaves, according to reports, went missing Saturday, January 29, 2016 and was later discovered dead Sunday, January 31, 2016 on a beach in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, said President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has instructed the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice to initiate discussions with the Governments of the United States and Great Britain.

Minister Nagbe said: “Medical experts would be hired from the two countries to assist in the investigation.”

Government described the death of the former LPRC Managing Director as worrisome and suspicious. Earlier, Justice Minister, Benedict Sannoh, said:  “A Nigerian pathologist has already been hired to conduct an autopsy on the body of Mr. Greaves.”

Minister Shannoh disclosed that a Nigerian pathologist had earlier conducted an autopsy on the remains of Dan Oregon, Managing Director of the Guarantee Trust Bank, a report yet to be made public.

Minister Sannoh, on behalf of the Government, extended condolences to the bereaved family and encouraged them to take solace in the Lord.

Meanwhile, Government is warning the public against unsubstantiated sentiments concerning the death of Greaves in the absence of an autopsy report.

Sometime last year, the Liberian capital, Monrovia, was a scene of another mysterious death of a legal practitioner, Michael Allison. Reports gathered by revealed that Michael Allison was also discovered dead on a local beach in Monrovia.According to an autopsy report, Government announced Mr. Allison’s death as natural and that there was no any foul play.

Recently, the Government of Liberia has warned against the increasing wave of ritualistic killings in the country. In the statement, Government also vowed to drastically deal with would-be perpetrators of such heinous crime to face prosecution.

This followed the mysterious deaths of two children in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia.


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