It could be recalled that a fortnight ago, two employees of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Mr. Albert Peters and Madam Gifty Asmah Lama were found dead in a jeep on Broad Street in Central Monrovia. Gifty was the Acting Manager for Tax Services, while Mr. Peters was the Assistant Commissioner for Audit. The deaths of the two LRA employees, which also described as mysterious, have since sent shock waves across the country, with family members of the pair as well as loved ones and sympathizers expressing sorrow over their demise. Furthermore, Mr. George F. Fanbutu, also of the LRA, was pronounced dead at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital just days after the deaths of Peters and Gifty.
It was reported that Fanbutu lost control of his steering on the 72nd Boulevard, hit a pedestrian and the car then rested in the house of one Dr. Joseph P. K. Boika in the Roland Duo curve on the 72nd Boulevard. Though circumstances that led to the sudden death of the IAA boss have not been established, it is reported that he fell from the top of the floor of his house to the lower floor. However, in a statement released on Saturday, October 10, 2020, Liberia’s Information Minister, LedgerhoodJulius Rennie, said the government is in utter shock and sadness over the demise of the fallen IAA boss.
“Details of the cause of the death of the IAA Boss are scanty. However, the Government of Liberia assures the public that once further details are established, it will be made known. The Government of Liberia meanwhile sends its deepest sympathy to the family of the bereaved, while also urging the general public to refrain from speculations that could be the source of additional trauma for the family,” added the statement.