The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Mr. Saye S. Goyo who passed away on the premises of the Ministry early Monday, August 28, 2017.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, Mr. Saye S. Goyo (52) of the Paynesville Community, came to the Bureau of Passports and Visas to obtain a new Liberian Biometric e-Passport.
In line with the usual procedure, he secured the passport form number 52 which is issued by staff of the Bureau of Passports and Visas and was given a seat to wait for his turn to be called to do his biometrics.
Unfortunately, at about 08:56 a.m., he fell off and other passport applicants sitting around him came to his aid and tried to revive him, while the Foreign Ministry security made contact for an ambulance to immediately take him to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.
Before the ambulance arrived, he again went into convulsion, foaming, vomiting and jerking. However, the ambulance came and took him to the J.F.K Medical Center at about 09:12 a.m. Mr. Goyo was pronounced dead by Dr. Kolu Beyan Davies at about 09:20 a.m.
Following frantic efforts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was able to make contact with the victim’s wife, Mrs. Martha Goyo, as well as other relatives, Miss Anita Wondea and Junior Gaye. They all confirmed that he suffered from high blood pressure and that over the last week he had problems with his pressure which had been fluctuating.
His relatives later took his remains from the John F. Kennedy Medical Center to a funeral home.
The Foreign Ministry’s Director of Security has briefed the Liberia National Police which is following up with their own investigation to ascertain the cause of death.
Mr. Saye Goyo, who hails from Yila, Bong County, was an employee at the Ministry of Public Works.