Liberia is fast becoming a scaring nation if nothing is done to remedy the recent waves of mysterious deaths and insecurity across the city.
The recent deaths of professional Liberians in just eight days are raising a lot of questions that the security sector should be vigorously looking for answers to them.
We are not jumping to conclusion, but we think there is a need to ensure the cause of deaths and if people connected they should be named and actions taken against them.
If findings of previous investigations had been downplayed or perhaps trashed because of connections with prominent people in our society, investigations into the mysterious deaths of the two Auditors from the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Director General of the Internal Audit Agency need urgent and vigorous actions to allay the fears of the Liberian people.
The deaths of those people have raised too much fear that the police and other security agencies need to do everything in their reach to ensure the culprits and associates are brought to book if any to make the public regain the trust of the government.
It is our hope that findings from those investigations will not be treated as a trash as done to previous investigations of the government Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
We are aware of the death of Matthew Innis, the Deputy Director for Micro Finance in the Regulation and Supervision Department at the Central Bank of Liberia in March 2019 and the deaths of Emmanuel Nyeswua, Director General of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), Mrs. Gifty Asmah Lama and Albert Peters of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).
If the current situation of the mysterious deaths of the three auditors is treated as same as done to previous investigations were findings were never made public for actions to be taken against perpetrators to serve as deterrent, we are afraid that the citizens will continue to live in fear despite the head of the country being a former peace ambassador.
The case at hand should not be treated like the situations in Montserrado County districts number13 & 15, the riot in Zwedru, Gedeh County among others.
Our government has since assured the citizens that it was prepared to take security responsibilities in the absence of UN Peace Keepers, and if the citizens must trust the government, it must ensure that the security is strengthened through the robustness and holding people accountable of their actions irrespective of their statuses in society.
Again, we need seriousness into the investigations surrounding the mysterious deaths of the three professional Liberians and findings should be public and actions taken.
If not, we are sending wrong message to the international community as a nation and we wouldn’t be trusted for business and other activities.