The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice has announced the autopsy report of Alieu Sheriff, the truck driver who was allegedly beaten to death by police officers at the National Transit Authority Bus Parking, along the Japan Freeway.
The report indicates that the death of Alieu Sheriff was unnatural due to a blunt force of injury discovered at the back of his head.
Acting Justice Minister Cllr. Nyenati Tuan released the report to the public at a special Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) press briefing Wednesday, August 31, 2021 in Monrovia.
Based on the preliminary investigative report, the Ministry of Justice has ordered the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police to re-arrest and process to court the three police officers who allegedly brutalized the deceased victim for prosecution.
Those ordered arrested are officers Samuel Borbor, Harris Monger and Alexander Seakour.
They are said to have beaten Alieu Sheriff on July 29, 2021, at the National Transit Authority (NTA) Bus Parking in Gardnerville, an act that eventually caused his death.
Cllr. Tuan said:” The suspects will be charged in the next forty-eight hours, and sent to court for prosecution.”
Meanwhile, the Movement against Police Brutality and Injustices in Liberia, which comprises family members, relatives and friends of the deceased truck driver, has reacted to the government’s autopsy report.
The Movement which recently staged a peaceful protest demanding justice in the death of Alieu Sheriff said the report indicates that the accused police officers beat the deceased to death.
The group’s spokesperson Mr. Fofana told journalists that he anticipates the accused to face the required penalties following investigation.