President Sirleaf Expresses Sadness and Regret over the Accidental Death of two Liberian Children.

Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed sadness and regret over the accidental death of two Liberian children killed by the lead Police vehicle assigned with the Presidential convoy on Wednesday November 30, 2016. The accident occurred within the vicinity of the ELWA junction at about 5: 23PM as the escort vehicle was returning from the Roberts International Airport to Monrovia.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Police lead vehicle hit and killed two boys; Melvin Tucker (7) and Jackson Tucker (9) while crossing the street. The driver of the lead police vehicle, Tunies Follah has been disrobed and detained, while his Supervisor, Police Superintendent, Steve Daniels is currently undergoing serious investigation.
The convoy had earlier taken President Sirleaf to the Roberts International Airport for departure to Ghana and was returning when the accident occurred.
Meanwhile, after hearing of the unfortunate incident upon her arrival in Accra, Ghana, President Sirleaf immediately spoke with the guardian of the children and assured that upon her return she will publicly share the grief of the family by visiting them. She will also take strong additional measures to avoid any reoccurrence.
Additionally, the leadership of the Liberia National Police also made contact with the family of the victims and met initially with the guardian, Jacob Garugap pending the arrival of the biological parents from Grand Bassa County.