Autopsies on Auditors’ Bodies Begins Today

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The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Justice will today conduct autopsies on the remains of the four Liberian auditors who died under circumstances deemed suspicious.

The postmortem examination, according to a MICAT release, is aimed at establishing the cause of deaths of the deceased, whose passing has given rise to public concern. The deceased, Albert Peters, a former Internal Auditor of the Liberia Revenue Authority; Victoria Asmah ‘Gifty’ Lamah, Manager of the Tax Payer Services Division, Liberia Revenue Authority; George B. Fahnboto, Revenue Auditor, Liberia Revenue Authority; and the Director General of the Internal Audit Agency, Emmanuel Barten Nyeswua, all died within a period of 8 days.

“The process is expected to commence at 10 AM; representatives of the Families, the Press Union of Liberia, the Inter-Religious Council and Civil Society organizations have been invited to witness the autopsies, which will be carried out by Dr. Benedict B. Kolee and Dr. Zoebon B. Kpadeh at the St. Moses Funeral Parlor. Both pathologists were trained by UNDP and internationally certified,” the release said.

Albert Peters’ and Victoria Lamah’s lifeless bodies were found on October 2, 2020, on Broad Streets in a parked vehicle belonging to Peters, in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. 

Eyewitness accounts indicate that the vehicles were brought to the scene and parked on the early morning of Friday, October 2, “by a huge man, wearing a cap”. Both Peters and Lamah were discovered in the back seat of his vehicle. He was clad only in his underwear with one ear cut off and skin peeled off his body, according to his wife, while Lamah was discovered fully clothed, with even her makeup intact and with a broken neck. The pair were separately married; Albert Peters had Beatrice Andrews Peters as his wife while Victoria Asmah Lamah was married to Sylvester Saye Lamah.

George F. Fanhboto reportedly died in a car accident, having lost control of his steering wheel on the 72nd Boulevard and hit a pedestrian before the car landed in the Roland Duo compound. Though this information is not yet verified, it has been alleged by talk show host Henry Costa that Fahnboto was chased by men on motorbikes with machetes. One of them opened the driver’s door and gushed the LRA employee on his head, leading him to lose control of the steering wheel.

As for Nyeswa, who was the third auditor and the fourth financial professional to die in 8 days, he reportedly suffered from a mysterious fall from a narrow doorway on the top floor of his home along the SKD Boulevard.

The government in the release has also availed the families of the deceased the option of bringing on board pathologists of their choosing. This message has been reiterated by the authorities in the various meetings with family members, the release said.

According to MICAT, “Liberian investigators have begun working with their American counterparts following an appeal by the Liberian government for U.S. assistance. President George M. Weah last week requested Liberia’s International Partners to help with the investigations as a means of ensuring an open and credible process.”

Many believe that the four were killed in an attempt to destroy evidence that these financial experts might have found to be undermining the country’s Domestic Resource Mobilization efforts.

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  1. This process might reveal how it happened (the cause of death) and if we’re lucky where it happened for the “duo at one case”. One step forward of course , but we are urging the government to find out who did it. That is much more important right now. Don’t get it wrong, I am not downplaying the autopsy.

    • THIS IS A DEAD CASE MY PEOPLE, THE RUTHLESS KILLING OF LIBERIANS AND ACUTE RAMPANT CORRUPTION ARE NOT CRIMES IN LIBERIA, ESPECIALLY, WHEN THE GOVERNMENT IS THE KNOWN PERPETRATOR. YOU GUYS JUST NEED TO KEENLY LOOK AT PAST HISTORY AND TELL ME I AM WRONG. ONLY YOU CONSISTENT FOOLS WILL CONTINUE TO THINK THE VICIOUS KILLING OF HIGH PROFILE LIBERIANS AND ACUTE RAMPANT CORRUPTION ARE CRIMES IN LIBERIA. EVEN THE NOTORIOUS NPFL LEADER CHARLES G. TAYLOR IS NOT IN PRISON BECAUSE HE KILLED LIBERIANS, CHARLIE IS IN PRISON BECAUSE HE KILLED PEOPLE IN SIERRA LEONE PERIOD. SO MANY MANY FOOLS CONTINUE TO LIVE IN PARADISE IN LIBERIA MY PEOPLE. THE ONLY GOOD NEWS SO FAR IS NOTHING LAST FOREVER, SAMUEL K. DOE AND CHARLES G. TAYLOR CAN ATTEST TO THAT. (WATCH)

      • I am not sure what you meant James or how you understood my comment assuming the “you” referred to me et. al as “consistent fools”. I am one of those advocating for the government to resolve this issue and now that a neutral external party is involved, we can just hope for the best. Chill out!

  2. The government committed the crime and it is now engaged in a cover up. If the government is serious about investigating this crime, the first thing it should do is to put up a $25,000(USD) reward for anyone with information that could lead the investigation to the arrest of the perpetrators of the crime. This has not been done. The government is involved and therefore is not serious about finding the culprits as the government is the culprit.

      • Absence the PRESS or the Public placing Dr. Benedict B. Kollee and Dr. Zoebohn B. Kpadeh under cross-examination as to whether the Government of Liberia or anyone else paid them for conducting the separate autopsies on the bodies of Mr. Albert K. Peters, Mrs. Victoria Gifty Asmah Lama, Mr. George F. Fahnboto, and Mr. Emmanuel B. Nyesuwa, Dr. Kollee, prematurely and impulsively went ahead and declared that he and Dr. Zoebohn B. Kpadeh, are independent. They were paid no money by the Government of Liberia to conduct the autopsies on the bodies of Mr. Peters, Mrs. Lama, Mr. Fahnboto, and Mr. Nyesuwa. He also hinted that he, Dr. Benedict B. Kollee, and Dr. Zoebohn B. Kpadeh worked pro bono, though the public asked him and Dr. Kpadeh no specific or direct question before the autopsies commenced.

        What prompted Dr. Benedict B. Kollee to prematurely and impetuously declare and announce that the Government didn’t pay him or Dr. Zoebohn any money to conduct the separate autopsies? Why were members of the Press, officials of the Ministry of Justice, and Representatives of the Civil Society invited and permitted to watch the autopsies on the bodies of Mr. Peters, Mrs. Lama, Mr. Fahnboto, and Mr. Nyesuwa, and when they are absolutely not medically trained and qualified to determine anything?
        What medical capability do they have to judge the outcome of autopsies if the contrary is determined and ordinarily established by Dr. Kollee and Dr. Kpadeh?

        What capacity has members of the Press, Representatives of the Civil Society, and the Ministry of Justice’s official to separately and collectively determine the cause of death of Mr. Peters, Mrs. Lama, Mr. Fahnboto, and Mr. Nyesuwa, and their possible killers?

        Being not medically trained and licensed pathologists, the invitees to the autopsies, had no compelling reason to attend. Additionally, Dr. Kollee had no credible and compelling reason to speak before the autopsies. As to the Press, Representatives of the Civil Society, and Official of Justice Ministry, their presence at the separate autopsies, added no credibility to the autopsies.
        There were more doubts created than credible answers!

  3. George Manneh Weah and his Group of Murderers Exposed by the Parrot Newspaper

    by Julius T. Jaesen, II

    October 12, 2020: Monrovia Liberia: As the government of President Manneh Weah struggles to address the manifest sociopolitical and economic maladies it is confronted with and deal with the ghost of corruption in the public bureaucracy, the country is tragically witnessing mysterious deaths of prominent officials – all of whom by coincidence are auditors at two of government’s agencies.

    In not more than ten days ago, the nation woke up to the shocking news of the death of two senior auditors at the Liberia Revenue Authority, Mrs Gifty Asmah Lama and Mr Albert Peters, who were found dead on early Monday morning in two cars on Broad Street, Snapper Hill in Monrovia near the Sacred Heart Cathedral. But interestingly, while the police have launched an investigation to establish the actual cause of the death of both Albert and Gifty, another auditor believed to be an employee of the same Liberia Revenue Authority died in a tragic motor accident, an accident political pundits believe to be staged. It is assumed that Mr Fahnboto was killed by an unknown bike rider with a sharp instrument pierced into his head and the assassin ran away while the deceased car ran into another car.

    Not so enough, while the families of the three deceased auditors are painfully grieving for their relatives who died under strange circumstances, the nation sadly woke up for the third times on Saturday, October 10, 2020, early morning with another grief-stricken and devastating news of the death of the Director-General of the Internal Audit Agency, Mr Emmanuel Barten Nyenswah, who was found lying dead in his compound in the 72nd Boulevard community after attending a party with a few others. Initially, it was reported that Mr Nyenswah felt from upstairs in his compound and was later rushed at a hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival.

    Notwithstanding, Parrot has gathered information from a credible source that Mr Nyenswah was murdered by hired assassins after attending a gathering by 1:00 AM. According to our source, Mr Nyenswah had recently concluded audit on the funds that were used to combat the coronavirus pandemic and presented a draft to the Ministry of Health and all others who were appointed on the Incident Management System that included the Health Minister, Dr Wilhelmina Jallah as Head of IMS, Dr Francis Kateh, Co-chair, Fidel Wiah, IMS Chair on Finance, Atty. Jlateh Saryon Sr, Controller, Ministry of Health, Norwu Howard, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Health, Mary T. Broh, Finda Bondo, Samuel Tweah, Lenn Eugene Nagba, and others for their responses before the final audit report can be released and made public.

    Interesting, Parrot Newspaper has been reliably informed that top government’s officials led by Minister Tweah were in talks with the deceased Director-General of the IAA to conceal the audit report but Mr Nyenswah declined on grounds that a bulk of the money under audit is donors’ money and he didn’t want to have his reputation tainted with Washington, considering that almost his entire family is living in the US. However, predicated upon his resistance to conceal the audit report and get for himself over 250k USD of the same funds under audit, he was murdered early Saturday morning by hired assassins believed to be paid by the Incident Management System through the instrumentality of Min. Tweah.

    Parrot has reliably learnt that the money in question that was squandered by Samuel Tweah, Nathaniel McGill, Dr Jallah, Mary T. Broh and the Incident Management System was in the sum of 49 million US dollars – which they have all struggled, especially Min. Tweah to conceal the audit report after the draft was given to them for their official responses.

    Sources very close to the President has hinted Parrot that upon seeing the audit report last night, Pres. Weah was seen in an angry mood pissed off with all those who are linked to the report. Moreover, we are told that President Weah benefitted from some of the funds that were intended to fight Covid-19 but were not a huge sum of money as compared to what Tweah and his accomplices ate.

    It is reported that Minister Tweah has bought million dollars house in Ivory Coast and has sent his family to live there and attend the best of international schools while the children of the poor sit home with no hope for the future.

    But it seems that Weah’s eyes are gradually opening to the wholesale looting of the country’s coffers by Tweah and Mcgill and is afraid that when things break loose in the country, Samuel Tweah, Nat McGill and others will be on the next flight running away while he Weah life will be made to pay for the colossal plunder and looting of our country.

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