Presidential Guard shot himself—says press Secretary

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.







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