Nigerian Man Mysteriously Dies In Customs Collector’s Office In Ganta

Ganta Ganta Border Post Examination terminal, where detained trucks are offloaded

A Nigeria “charter man” known as Mumbau Adekunle on Thursday, November 28, 2019 mysteriously died in the office of the Customs Collector in Ganta. Report reaching the Daily Observer Nimba Desk said the man entered the country in August this year with a trailer filled with soft drinks.

In Ganta, traders at the border hire “charter men” who offer customs brokerage and logistics services for a lump-sum fee to navigate the customs regime and ensure delivery of goods from the border point of entry to the client’s final destination.

After going through the customs procedure, which involved the payment of duties that same month, the trailer and the goods were released to the man. The man accordingly embarked for Monrovia with the goods, apparently leaving his document with the customs authority (reason not known).

On Thursday, November 28, 2019, Mr. Adekunle returned to the border to take delivery of his document.

According to the joint security, when the man got in the collector’s office, the collector was having his lunch. Adekunle was therefore asked by the collector to wait until he could finish eating.

The joint security narrated that while the collector was eating, the Adekunle suddenly dropped from the chair. He was immediately rushed to the Ganta Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Circumstances surrounding the man’s death, including the actual cause of death, are yet to be established. Nobody, including the Customs Collector Wolubah Selma, was willing to speak with the press.

Being a Muslim, the late Adekunle was buried on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Ganta, with assistance from the Nigerian community in Ganta.

The late Mr. Mumbau Adekunle, who resided in Monrovia, Liberia, was the Managing Director of International Motor Transport, located 5 Capital Road, Agaye, Lagos State, Nigeria.


  1. What is so mysterious about that, could be a heart attack, blood clog or any kind of illness that wasn’t taken care of earlier or he didnt realise how serious it was , secondly with the medical situation in Liberia probably he could have been save but due to the lack of medicine and instructments the doctors where helpless, thirdly how long did it take for someone to realise he needed medical help , all of that should be taken into consideration before labeling his death as mysterious.

  2. Mr. F. Mitchell

    I like your questions. They are self-explanatory and incisive; more, they help to paint the overall picture of where and how our leaders our setting the priorities of the country.

    An old saying goes like this, “You cannot have your cake and eat it too.” If only the scanty proceeds from the sales of the nation’s natural resources were properly managed and used to build infrastructures, to grant scholarships to students, and to open-up training opportunities for our citizens to be trained in the most urgent fields, perhaps the country would be heading towards the right direction in improving the lives of our marginalized citizens today.

    On the contrary, the personal ambitions of our leaders have trounced the most urgent needs of the country.
    Wikipedia defines greed like this, “As a secular psychological concept, greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs. So, often times when I get confused over why Liberia does not have good roads, bridges, modern schools, and well-equipped hospitals comparable to her neighbors, I do reflect on this definition.

    All a person needs to do is to just take a look around his or her environment and he or she will see the insane mansions, the private jet, and the fleet of luxury cars the president and members of the upper echelon have accumulated in a short span of less than two years of being in power, while average citizens go to bed hungry and cannot afford the basic necessities of life, and then he or she will know why the country cannot get on its feet; moreover he or she will give credence to this definition.

    Our country lacks basic infrastructures because of our leaders’ profligacy. One cannot have his or her cake and eat it too. Something will suffer in the process.

  3. So true brother. We don’t know what leadership is all about in Liberia. We sometimes construe it as dominance of one group of people or ethnic group over the others.

    What will it benefit you if you construct 4 mansions for yourself in a single year and civil servants’ meagre salaries are not paid for 5 months?
    What will it benefit you if you have private jet to fly you around other capitals if you cannot even use it to fly to destinations within your own country?
    What will it benefit you if you live in decent houses with flashy cars and the people in your environment are famished?

    Our hospitals are poorly equipped. We do not have trained personnel. To fix things is to give us basic healthcare. Many Liberians die from minor illnesses because of poor diagnoses.

    Our educational system is very, very weak. Where on earth have you heard that in a national exam of 9 subjects, passing in a single subject is synonymous to graduation, it’s aberrant and scandalous!

    Our infrastructure is poor on the whole. What is so difficult about linking the entire country with paved roads to facilitate the movement of goods and properties?
    Why can’t we make use of our many ports by specializing them for specific economic purposes?
    Why can’t you close your eyes on tribalism and nepotism and improve the human capital on a broad-based spectrum for the common good of the entire nation?

    Cummings and “apologists” need your votes in 2023. The job is easy to get done provided we put the right people in the right places.
    Yes, we can create 100,000 jobs in Liberia in 3 months’ time. Try us and prove us wrong.
    We will work with all the children of Liberia, irrespective of political party or tribal affiliation.
    We will not wish hunt; if fact, we will not have the time for that.
    We will connect Lofa to Bong, Ganta to Yekepa, Ganta to Maryland and we will embark on the construction of a 4-lane coastal road from Monrovia to Maryland to attract tourists and facilitate movement of goods.
    We will open railway links from Yekepa passing through Lofa to Monrovia, from Yekepa passing through Bong to Monrovia.
    We will build a proud coast guard unit to protect our waters and marine resources.
    Yes, we can put you to work. There will be no time for fighting. We have the resources and human capital to embark on those projects.

    Give ANC your votes in 2023, and we will NEVER deceive you!

  4. Petarus Dolo,
    For a misguided character like you, everything is Politics as usual
    A man is dead. Your only contribution to the discussion is to campaign for your useless ANC. Where is your moral conscience?
    What the sudden death of this man has to do with the Construction of buildings by anybody in Liberia?
    Your arrogance is appalling.
    You should be ashamed of yourself, for coming under this topic to showcase your limitations.


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