A team of American pathologists from the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Science is due in Liberia today Friday, February 5, 2016 to conduct an autopsy on the corpse of the late former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Harry Greaves.
According to the Minister of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Len Eugene Nagbe, the pathologists are expected to conduct requisite forensic examination on the body of the falling statesman. Minister Nagbe, however, mentioned that the Liberian government has also written a NOTE VERBAL to the Government of the United States to help investigate the mysterious death of the former LPRC bosss. Addressing MICAT’s Regular Press Briefing on Thursday, February 4, 2016, Minister Nagbe revealed that in addition to the official communication to the American Government, President Sirleaf also had discussion with the Charge d’ Affairs at the US Embassy near Monrovia on the urgency the Liberian Government attaches to the investigation aimed at bringing credibility to the outcome. Earlier, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered the Ministry of Justice to solicit the service of a foreign pathologist to determine conditions leading to the death of Mr. Harry Greaves. According to the Liberian leader, the death of Mr. Greave is shocking and that her decision to request a foreign pathologist can be attributed to the severity and frightening nature of deaths reported recently in the country. The Liberian leader mentioned in her request to Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, Attorney General of Liberia, that the pathologist hired for the medical examination on the body must be either from the United Kingdom or the United States of America. However, the Justice Minister had earlier informed journalists that the ministry has contracted the service of a Nigerian Pathologist to conduct a forensic examination on the remains of Mr. Harry Greaves. The Nigerian pathologist was expected in the country on February 2, 2016, to conduct the forensic examination exercise on the body.