President George Weah’s government has announced a $15,000 cash reward for any useful information leading to the arrest of perpetrators of recent high-profile murders in Monrovia.
Ledgerhood Rennie, Liberia’s Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
According to Rennie, the Liberia National Police has named Christian Anderson and William Anderson (also known as Baby Shad) as initial persons of interest to the investigation.
He explained that it would set aside $5,000 for actionable information on each person of interest.
“Last week, the Ministry of Justice ordered post-mortem examinations on the remains of John Tubman, Maude Elliot and William Tolbert III – who were all discovered dead in their homes – as part of a full-scale investigation,” said the statement. “The Government is asking the public to assist the process by calling the following numbers to provide information +231-70800410, +231-770800423, +231-770800102, +231770800103, +231-770800111, +231-770800122, +231-770800109, +231-777900023.”
It also urged the public “to come to the police headquarters,” as their identities and rewards will be kept confidential.
“The Joint Security of Liberia, under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Justice, is scheduled to convene on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, to review the general security situation in the country,” added the statement. “The public is assured that the Joint Security is working around the clock to solve three recent murder cases in Monrovia and provide enhanced security to the public.”
The Liberian government condemned the unwarranted politicisation of the death of “these individuals,” describing it as insensitive to the families of the deceased.
The government emphasised that it took the death of any Liberian seriously and would leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of the matter.
It further noted that Mr Weah had mandated the national security apparatus to use all necessary legal means to ensure the safety and well-being of all Liberians and foreign residents in the country.