The House of Representatives has expressed its deepest regrets over the death of Attorney-at-Law Michael Allison, who served as one of its consultants during the formulation of the New Oil and Gas Law.
Atty. Allison’s body was found early Friday morning, the 13th of February on a beach behind the Royal Air Maroc Monrovia office in his underwear with froth at his mouth.
The House said Atty. Allison will be missed for his hard working spirit demonstrated during the oil consultation when he availed his expertise to synchronize and validate views and comments from across the country, reflecting the dreams and aspirations of the Liberian people.
According to a press statement under the signature of the House’s Acting Press and Public Affairs Director, Nelson Carr, the consultative role of Atty. Allison and two others hired as consultants, strengthened the national effort to sustain a vibrant Hydro Carbon Sector.
The release also said the Honorable House joins the many voices calling for a speedy investigation leading to the cause of his death.
“The Speaker and Members support any certified pathologist(s) to conduct an autopsy to establish circumstances surrounding the cause of death of Atty. Allison,” the release noted.
The House of Representatives described the death of Atty. Allison as “unfortunate and regrettable.”
“It is with a heavy heart the Honorable House of Representatives expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved family, friends, loved ones and the Maryland County Bar Association,” the release said.
The late Atty. Allison, son of the late former Defense Minister Gray D. Allison, was the Managing Director of the BRICS Mano River Union Legal Consultants.
Atty. Allison was reportedly the whistleblower of the ongoing investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), involving Speaker Alex Tyler, Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue and Rep. Edwin M. Snowe and others.
The case involves the questionable payment of US$25,000 to consultants in the formulation of the New Oil and Gas Law, which is the subject of a US$1.2m given to the National Legislature for a nationwide consultation.