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Bullet wound was accident-Assistant Defense Minister Collins

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Ministry of National Defense has clarified that the bullet wound sustained by Deputy Defense Minister for Administration, Orland Dickson, was accidental.

Assistant Defense Minister for Public Affairs Sam Collins said:” Minister Dickson was not directly shot in the leg contrary to media reports.”

Assistant Minister Collins said:” The Deputy Defense Minister was hit by particles from accidental shooting involving an officer of the Executive Protection Service (EPS).”

Mr. Collins further dismissed reports that Minister Dickson intruded into the President’s convoy.

He told EWLBC Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, said that the Defense Minister was in conversation with some of his colleagues when the incident happened, disclosing that the Minister is in good health and is expected to be at work Monday, November 4th 2019.

Minister Collins’ clarification is in reaction to reports circulating on social media that Minister Dickson was shot by an EPS Officer for intruding into President Weah’s convoy.


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