TAPPITA-The presidential Secretary to the president, Isaac Solo Keigbeh told a local station in Monrovia that Melvin Early, the presidential security guard committed suicide.
“The EPS officer was on guard in Tappita and was later acting unusual, so his colleague noticed him and decided to take the big gun from him, but stay had a 45- weapon that he used to shoot himself” the Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Keigbeh told a local station in Monrovia, the capital.
Early Friday, it was reported that Early had died in Tappita, Nimba County, where the presidential is on a county tour.
According to earlier report, some eyewitnesses said he might have been shot by some of his friends or shot himself.
The EPS said it has launched an investigation into this death but did not say how soon its report will be released.
Thought not established, reports said that he allegedly shot himself around 06::03 in Tappita while on duty. Some people who spoke with this paper from Tappita after his death on Friday said a number of people are accusing other officers of allegedly shooting him, while others attributed his death to suicide.
“We heard three gunshots soon this morning. After we heard it, people went to the scene only to see his body,” one resident said.
Officer Early has been with the EPS for a considerable period of time. The EPS in a statement said it has launched an investigation into the incident. It has meanwhile expressed regret to his family.
President George Weah has arrived in Grand Gedeh County, home of former president, Samuel K. Doe. President is on a tour which will take him to Liberia’s 15 political regions.