Baptist Convention, political party condemn brutal murder of sons of two ex-presidents – Global News Network


L / R: The late Ambassador William R. Tolbert, III and John Hilary Tubman (Photo credit: FPA)

As the mysterious deaths of innocent Liberians continue to overwhelm the country, allegedly without proper investigation by authorities, a situation that has seriously created fears among most Liberians and foreign residents, the latest being the son of the ex-president from Liberia, the late Dr William Richard Tolbert, Jr. William R. Tolbert, III, who was brutally murdered this week in cold blood in Monrovia.

In the wake of these unwanted killings of innocent people in Liberia, the leader of the Baptist Missionary and Education Convention of Liberia (LBMEC), Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr. calls on the Liberian government to immediately launch an investigation into the brutal murder of Ambassador William Richard Tolbert, III who was found dead in a pool of blood this week.

The brutal murder of Ambassador Tolbert is the second in less than a month when another ex-president, the son of the late William VS Tubman, John Hilary Tubman was horribly murdered in cold blood at his residence in Sinkor, in Monrovia, until presenting the suspected murderers of Tubman has yet to be arrested, while the brutal murder of Tolbert has created fear among many.

With these murders in the series, several Liberians including the opposition People’s Liberation Party (PLP) youth group are calling on the Liberian government through the Liberian National Police to quickly launch an investigation into these heinous crimes in order to translate into justice for the perpetrators linked to these murders.

Early Tuesday, November 2, the Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Ledgerhood Rennie, confirmed the death of Rev. William R. Tolbert, III, youngest son of the ex-Liberian. President William R. Tolbert, who was killed in a bloody coup led by Staff Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe on April 12, 1980. He was found dead at his home in Monrovia on October 31.

He was selected as Liberia’s National Ambassador for Peace following the inauguration of President George Manneh Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)-led government.

Tolbert III was previously appointed to this post by former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in 2015.

Days before his rise as Ambassador for Peace, Tolbert III publicly spoke of Liberia’s critical need to uncover the truth behind his father’s death.

The mysterious deaths of these two statesmen including other innocent Liberians question their safety amid the deaths of people allegedly without any information on the arrest of those linked to these barbaric crimes.

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