The Senior Senator of Bong County, Jewel Howard Taylor, has sent a letter to the Senate requesting that body to authorize its Standing Committee on Defense, Intelligence and Security to call the officials of the security sector and those at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital to investigate and ascertain the cause and circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Harry A. Greaves Jr.
Senator Taylor, who chairs the Senate Committee on Education, noted in her letter dated Feb. 29, that she was constrained “to bring to your attention the death of Harry Greaves, a son of Bong County and a statesman, who died under questionable circumstances.”
The Bong County Lawmaker said the rationale for raising the issue was based on what she described as graphic pictures she received of the late Greaves taken during the initial inspection at the JFK Hospital, coupled with the many conflicting claims and counter claims surrounding his death.
Madam Taylor said as yet, “no clear information from our government as to the cause of death, which could help us, as citizens of Bong County, deal with this unfortunate loss.”
“I am therefore constrained to, on behalf of the citizens of Bong County, respectfully request that the plenary of the Senate authorize its committee on Defense, Intelligence and Security to call the officials of the security sector and officials of the JFK…to investigate and ascertain the cause and circumstances surrounding the death of Honorable Harry Greaves.”
In conclusion, she expressed the belief that the intervention from the Senate will aid the process and will give the citizens a clearer picture about the “unfortunate circumstances, which led to the untimely death of Mr. Greaves, and the necessity for government to launch a criminal investigation.”
Due to the urgency attached to the letter, it was sent to the Senate Committee on Defense, Intelligence and Security, Health and Judiciary, and must report to plenary within two weeks.
The late Greaves served as Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation (LPRC); and prior to his death, headed consortiums that were advocating for greater involvement of the public in Liberia’s quest for cheaper and available supply of electricity and in that sector.
A recent autopsy performed by pathologists from the United States points the cause of his death to “drowning,” and there are reports that another pathologist is expected in the country for another autopsy on behalf of the Greaves family.