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Grand Bassa Senator Whitfield is dead

By lbsonline staff
The late Grand Bassa Senior  Senator, John Witfield
The late Grand Bassa Senior Senator, John Witfield

 (lbsonline /Liberia)-Grand Bassa County Senior Senator, John Whitfield is dead.

Senator Whitfield died Thursday January 17, 2013 during the evening hours at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, where he was shortly admitted into the Intensive Care Unit.

The remains of Senator Whitfield according to family sources is currently at the Samuel Striker Funeral Parlor in Monrovia awaiting funeral arrangement.

On Thursday the Liberian Senate was forced to call off its session following the pronouncement of Senator Whitfield falling off.

Senate Pro-tempore Gbezohngar Findley earlier told lbsonline: “Senator Whitefield illness is shocking to us”.

According to Hon. Findley Senator Whitefield attended Tuesday’s working session with no sign of illness.

Following the working session of the Senate on Tuesday, the late Senator told journalists that the Government of Liberia would be sued if it fails to honor the benefit request of former president Charles Taylor.

Former president Taylor who is serving jail term in The Hague for crimes he committed against humanity in Sierra Leone recently wrote plenary requesting government to pay his benefit of US$ 25,000 per annual as former president of the country.


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