Liberia: CPJ Calls for Investigation into Zenu Miller’s Death
MONROVIA – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for an investigation into the death of broadcast journalist Zenu Miller who died just a few weeks after he was brutalized by agents of the Executive Protection Service.
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an American independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in New York City, New York with correspondents around the world. CPJ promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists.
Zenu’s sudden death occurred Saturday morning after suddenly falling off and was rushed to the ELWA Hospital, family sources told FrontPageAfrica.
While the cause of his death is yet to be made public, Zenu had been complaining of chest pain since he was manhandled by officers of the Executive Protection Service late January at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Stadium during the National County Sports Meet.
He served as editor, talk show host and news director at Truth FM 96.1, owned by Liberian businessman. Musa Bility, and T-Five radio station of Representative Thomas Fallah.
He also worked at the Lone Star Cell Communications Incorporated and OK FM99.5 in Monrovia – where he worked until his demise.
It can be recalled that Mr. Miller was reportedly flogged during the final football match of the 2020 National County Meet between Nimba and Grand Kru Counties at Samuel Kanyon Doe Sport Complex on January 26, 2020
“I was attacked tonight at the SKD [“Samuel Kanyon Doe” Stadium] by EPS [Executive Protective Service] officers in the full view of the EPS director. Gosh!!!” Zenu Miller posted on his Facebook page.
The Executive Protective Service (EPS) is President George Weah’s elite security forces.
Miller complained that he suffered severe pains in the chest and legs as a result of the assault, forcing him to seek medical treatment.
Several Liberian journalists took to the social media on Saturday expressing their regrets and sympathies for the passing of one of their colleagues.
Family members and workmates are presently gathering at the hospital to arrange for the removal of the journalist remains, or to take a glance of the corpse.