The post mortem examination, according to the GoL, is aimed at establishing the cause of the deaths of the four Liberians, amid rumors of foul play. The four Liberian citizens are Albert Peters, a former Internal Auditor of the Liberia Revenue Authority(LRA), Gifty Lama, Research Analyst at the LRA, George B. Fanbutu, Revenue Auditor at the LRA and the Director General of the Internal Audit Agency(IAA)Emmanuel Barten Nyeswa. Dr. Benedict B. Kollee and Dr. Zoebon B. Kpateh, who conducted the autopsies, promised to carry out free, fair and transparent work. The acclaimed Liberian doctors added that they are conducting pro bono service on the remains of the four Liberian citizens who died under mysterious circumstances. They furthered that the work that they are doing is completely free of charge, stating that no extra amount is being paid to them by the government for the conduct of the autopsies.
“We are independent, and we are technicians and are here to gather the scientific evidence or facts. We don’t have any special interest in this case either in the interest of government or those that are accused,” Dr. Kolee stressed
They pointed out that the outcome of the autopsies conducted will end some of the speculations or accusations surrounding the deaths of the Liberians. They disclosed that the four results of the deceased are expected to be complied and submitted within 14 days. The four autopsies were conducted in the presence of some media institutions, civil society organizations and officials of the Ministry of Justice and the Liberia National Police (LNP), while the Women-in-Peace building Network (WIPNET) was represented by its Head of Advocacy, Madam Bernice Freeman along with Mr. Maxson S. Kpakio, Founder and Executive Director of Justice Forum-Liberia. During the autopsy on the deceased, families of both Mr. Albert Peters and Mrs. Gifty Lama were absent while Mrs. George B. Fanbutu and Emmanuel B. Nyeswua families were present.