Making the disclosure Monday on the Capitol FM’s Capitol Breakfast Club talk show, Information Minister Eugene Lenn Nagbe said the investigators have already started work by collecting materials from the crime scenes including the deceased government official’s belongings.
Minister Nagbe disclosed that seven “persons of interest” are being queried by the American investigators and their statements have been taken. He however remains tightlipped on disclosing the identities of the people under probe.
He pointed out that the investigation is being conducted without the direct involvement of the Liberia National Police to ensure that the process is independently conducted.
The Liberian Information Minister said the investigators have also interviewed other important people and checked the late Greaves’ call log.
According to Minister Nagbe, the investigators have requested access to Mr. Greaves’ personal laptop in order to trace communications the deceased might have exchanged with people days before his mysterious death.
Justice Minster Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, on February 8, 2016, announced findings from preliminary forensic examinations conducted by a US based pathologist from the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Examination revealing that the former LPRC boss died of drowning.
However, initial medical observations on the body conducted by doctors at the government-owned John F. Kennedy Medical Center revealed noticeable peelings of the body, deletion of the rectum, burst and swollen arms.
Addressing the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Cllr. Benedict Sannoh emphasized that the hiring of two new and independent pathologists is intended to provide a professional opinion on both medical observations and forensic exterminations from the John F. Kennedy medical center and the pathologist from the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Examination.
According to him, the pathologists were selected after numerous consultations with US officials in an attempt to get to the bottom of the matter.
Cllr. Sannoh said the decision is consistent with the government resolve to get to the bottom of the incident and address public observations of contradictions or discrepancies within the two medical reports.
He emphasized that “the two pathologists were hired from another forensic institution in the US and are responsible to review the two reports and give a professional opinion and where warranted they (two pathologists) would conduct another autopsy on the body”.
“The government intends to follow this matter to its logical conclusion in order to avoid the public pointing fingers, which present a negative posture of the government,” the Attorney General added.