The latest mysterious deaths have since sent shock waves across the country and outside of the country, with many describing the heartbreaking incidents as a “scaring sign for the country”.
Accordingly, the murdered individuals include Mr. John Hilary Tubman, son of the late President William VS. Tubman, Madam Maude Elliot, a senior officer of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and Rev. Dr. William R. Tolbert, III, the youngest son of the late President William R. Tolbert, Jr.
Prior to his untimely demise, Rev. Dr. William R. Tolbert, III served as Liberia’s Peace Ambassador.
It can be recalled that John Hilary Tubman was on September 22, 2021 found dead at his Fiamah Residence in Sinkor, Monrovia. Mr. Tubman was found lying face down in his room during the early afternoon hours of September 22, 2021 with deep cuts to his neck, and forehead with a pillow placed over his head, according to family sources. Thereafter, Madam Maude Elliot was found gruesomely murdered at her home in Brewerville City, Montserrado County.
Also on November 1, Rev. Dr. William R. Tolbert, III was discovered dead in his room at his residence in Monrovia.
Like several of our compatriots and friends, we too are seriously concerned and saddened about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these prominent Liberians, as the alleged murders of these individuals undermine the security of the state and continue to instill a sense of apprehension, alarm and fear amongst the citizenry.
And therefore, we call on the relevant security apparatus, mainly the Liberia National Police(LNP) to provide maximum security for the populaces and must also leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice so as to serve as a deterrence.
In this vein, we welcome the pronouncement that the Government of Liberia (GoL) thru the Ministry of Justice(MoJ) has ordered a post-mortem examination on the remains of the trio to establish the cause(s) of the deaths.
According to the Justice Ministry, the examination is part of a full-scale investigation being conducted by the LNP.
Again, we are concerned and saddened by the mysterious deaths of these prominent Liberians and hope justice will prevail for deterrence.