Liberia’s Immigration Service Boss Succumbs To Death


The late Liberia Immigration Services boss, Col. Lemuel Reeves


Monrovia – Commissioner Lemuel Reeves, one of the dedicated professionals of the Bureau of Immigration in Liberia has died.

Commissioner Reeves, who was the Commissioner General of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), died late Sunday evening at a local health center on 24th Street, Sinkor.

The veteran and highly regarded security sector guru built a stellar career with extensive experience in law enforcement and providing access to justice in rural and marginalized persons.

He was an effective team builder who performed well in multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environments. His work in law enforcement spans more than 30 years; working with the Liberia National Police where we worked extensively as a criminal investigator holding various senior positions in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and serving as senior instructor at the Liberian National Police Training Academy and chief legal officer of the LNP.

As a Lawyer, Commissioner Reeves worked to bring justice to deprive and underrepresented communities across Liberia in his work with the Carter Center Access to Justice Program in Liberia.

At the Carter Center, he worked to strengthen the legal foundation of civil society partners, traditional leaders, and prepared legal education training materials. He worked with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and contributed to the consolidation of peace while monitoring legal judicial system in Liberia.

Before assuming the position of Commissioner General, he served as Deputy Commission for Naturalization and was one of those instrumental in the revision of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization Act that established the Liberia Immigration Services.

Commissioner Reeves obtained an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a law degree from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia.

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