President Weah has promptly responded to the critical condition of long-serving Executive Mansion Videographer Gabriel W. Mills by ordering that the badly injured staff of the Ministry of State for President Affairs is flown to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, for further treatment.
Mills and other members of the Executive Mansion Press Corps got injured on Sunday, February 10, 2019 when a car transporting former Liberia’s Solicitor General and Former Associate Justice, Cllr. Michael Wright, intruded into the presidential motorcade at Gbonkorneima near Gbarnga.
According to an Executive Mansion release, doctors at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center referred Gabriel Mills for further treatment. Learning of the need for his medical referral, the Liberian leader facilitated Gabriel’s overseas treatment including travel and medical costs.
Another staff of the Ministry of States for Presidential Affairs, Gabriel Wilson popularly known “Executive Horn”, and a lady identified as Victoria Wlue, a passenger riding in Justice Wright’s vehicle, died at the Phebe Hospital.
Gabriel Wilson was a traditional horn blower to the President. He was recruited by the late President Samuel K. Doe in Maryland County in the early 1980s.
Several others were injured. Four of the injured persons have been treated and discharged.
President George M. Weah conveyed his sympathies to the families of the bereaved and empathizes with the injured. The Liberian Leader reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that all those injured receive the best treatment possible.
The Liberia National Police is continuing her investigation. Initial reports by the police said Cllr. Wright and his driver were under the influence of alcohol.
In a related Development, the Mansion Executive Protection Service reiterated earlier warnings against the illegal intrusion into the Presidential motorcade as this poses serious danger to the safety of those onboard, including the President.