TAPPITA- NIMBA -Reports from Tappita, Nimba County said a presidential guard t traveling with the president on a nationwide tour has died and an investigation has been launched, the Executive Protective Service(EPS) said.
Officer, Melvin Earley body was seen early Friday morning in Tappita, Nimba county. As a result of that, The EPS said it has launched an investigation into this death.
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 is currently in a Town Hall meeting in Tappita. He is expected to depart later Friday for the South East.
A senior officer within the Security sector that spoke with this paper on condition of confidentiality said: This is a serious case and there will be no stone left to get to the bottom of this. If it is suicide or not, we will investigate. The facts will come out.”