Citizens of Grand Kru County are said to be living in a state of fear over the mysterious disappearance of Henry Gleeplay, 60, a District Commissioner of Barclayville and Picnicess District, about two months earlier.
At the superintendents’ boundary dispute resolution conference in Ganta, the citizens raised a red flag, calling on the government to intensify investigations into the whereabouts of this public servant.
Clan Chief Toe Weah of Blao Clan in Grand Kru County, told the Daily Observer that no arrest has been made and that the location of the missing commissioner is gradually turning into a dilemma.
Weah narrated that Commissioner Gleeplay left his home town of Chlakaleh, which is a few minutes walk from Picnicess, to purchase fish for his evening meal. While returning, he decided to pass to Togbablee Town, which is within the same vicinity, to see the District Superintendent.
According to him, after the meeting, Gleeplay reportedly returned to his house, which was just a stone’s throw away, but has since gone missing, his whereabouts yet to be confirmed.
“We are living in fear, and the disappearance of this man, with nothing coming out of it, shows that human life is not valuable,” he said.
“The place where the man went missing is right in town and between two houses. But nobody heard him call for help if he was in harm’s way, and his remains are yet to be found up to present,” said Ms. Swen Konnen, a Paramount Chief of Jlor Chiefdom.
Grand Kru County Superintendent Doris N. Ylatue has also confirmed the incident, and said all efforts have been applied to locate the missing chief, without success.
Ylatue has therefore called on the government to institute measures that would bring the perpetrator(s) to book or else residents will continue to live in fear.