MAC Wants 9-Yr-old Boy’s ‘Mysterious Death’ Investigated

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The local media child rights advocacy group, Media in Advocacy for Children (MAC), has sent a formal communications to the Ministries of Justice and Gender and Development, reiterating calls for an investigation into the mysterious death in March this year of a 9-year-old boy, Ramsey Zoboi, in the Sayon Town Community on Bushrod Island.

In its communication to the two ministries, MAC maintains that it doubts that little Ramsey whose body was suspended on an electric wire in an abandoned cell phone booth less than 24 hours after he allegedly went missing, committed suicide as had been claimed by residents and police that went on the scene of the discovery of his remains.

The media child rights advocacy group’s communication signed by its lead advocate, journalist David N. Targbe, is demanding the exhumation of the 9-year-old child’s remains for an autopsy to determine his actual cause of death because the group has not ruled out a foul play in the child’s death.

MAC argues that the circumstances under which the boy died are a replica of the circumstances under which little Angel Togba died several years ago and must claim the attention of the government as was in the case with Ms. Angel Togba.

The Media in Advocacy for Children, MAC, in its communication said failure of the Government of Liberia to take the gruesome death of the 9-year-old boy serious as it did in the Angel Togba’s scenario, would mean discrimination against the boy child.

The group said the boy was found hanged with blistered on his right leg and feet and right hand swollen. 

MAC reminded the Justice and Gender Ministries that the Liberian Government is a signatory to several International Protocols that seek the protection of children and must take the appropriate action to get to the bottom of this matter.

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