Providence Baptist Church Responds to the Recent Spread of Extrajudicial Killings in Liberia
MONROVIA – The Senior pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Dr. Samuel Reeves, Jr, wants government to speedily investigate circumstances leading to the mysterious deaths of three Liberian professionals.
Dr. Reeves said the urgent need for investigation would help put away the countless perceptions built on mistrust, foul play and suspicion that have characterized these mysterious deaths.
The Baptist prelate recounted that it is important for government to invest seriously in a scientific investigation that would bring the pepetrators to justice speedily. This, he said will encourage investors to come to the country, especially since high yielding investments can only flourish in an environment where peace, security and justice reign supreme.
According to Dr. Reeves, these unique deaths have the propensity to bring the country image to international disgrace and as such, government must exert all efforts to bring the matter to rest by apprehending the guilty.
Though, Dr. Reeves welcomes Government decision to partner with the U.S. government to help facilitate this essential investigation, he said ,it is also important that government show that it can rightly depend and trust it’s own investigation process and Liberians trained in crime fighting intelligence. Confidence in our security forces and police departments will be validated by the people.
He said it is now time for National government to institute it’s own investigation, and not to always depend on other nations for interventions. While he recognizes the the world is interconnected and that fight crime crosses borders, he believes that within our national borders we must equip our Human Resources with the tools, forensic training and practical investigative competence needed to protect and support a peace keeping nation.