The two LRA employees were found dead during the early morning hours of Friday, October 2, 2020 in a navy Toyota Highlander Jeep near the head office of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) on Broad Street, Monrovia. The deaths of the two LRA employees have since sent shock waves across the country, particularly in Monrovia, with family members of the pair as well as loved ones and sympathizers expressing sorrow over their demise. However, the Liberia National Police (LNP) has since launched investigation into the heartbreaking incident and assured the public, including the bereaved families of speedy trial and justice. In a press release issued in Monrovia, the ANC political leader said the deaths of the two LRA employees, including that of another LRA employee George Fahnboto have raised concerns about the general safety and security of the Liberian people.
“We are concerned about the wave of fear and insecurity creeping in our society, given the mysterious deaths of Matthew Innis, Albert Peters, Gifty Lama, and George Fahnboto. Let us be reminded that fear and insecurity undermine the social cohesion of any society and upends the foundations for socio-economic development. We hope this government will take these incidents very seriously and hold any perpetrator, if found, to account,” he asserted. He then called on all Liberians to honor the memory of the deceased persons by respecting the privacy of their respective families and praying for their well-being. Meanwhile, Cummings, who is also the Chairman of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), expressed his sympathy to the bereaved spouses for their irreparable loss and encouraged them to remain strong, courageous, and resilient during this difficult period.