By: Olando Testimony Zeongar
Exactly one week after an employee of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Sayon Moore reportedly went missing; the Liberia National Police (LNP) has announced that it has launched a probe regarding reports of the missing man.
Women Voices newspaper reported today that Moore’s family members announced over the weekend that he has gone missing, indicating that since the LRA’s employee assigned at the entity’s Real Estate Division as Enforcement Officer left his ELWA Community residence on 3 August 2021, his whereabouts remain unknown and his cellphone numbers for both Lone Star and Orange cellular service providers are switched off, making it difficult, if not impossible for him to be contacted.
Family spokesman Sam Horace told Women Voices newspaper last Saturday that Moore, prior to leaving his home before being declared missing, told his fiancée, the mother of his 2-year-old lad, that he was taking an important office-related document to an unnamed individual, in the Du-Port Road Community, Paynesville City.
The disappearance of Moore, an employee of the LRA, is followed by the disappearance and subsequent deaths of two former staff of the entity in 2020.
After going missing for days, the lifeless bodies ofAlbert Peters, who at the time worked as an Assistant Commissioner for Internal Audit of LRA and Mrs. Gifty Lamah, an erstwhile manager in LRA’s Tax Payer Services Division (TPSD), were discovered in a vehicle on Broad Street, on Friday, 2 October 2020.
A family source quoting Moore’s fiancée (name withheld because she requested that it be so for now), told Women Voices newspaper that this is unlike the LRA’s missing staff, who his fiancée of more than nine years said does not sleep out of his residence.
The source intimated that Moore, over the years, has been a good family man, who would always come back home, no matter how late.
Howbeit, the LNP announced Monday that it has launched an investigation into reports of the disappearance of Moore.
A statement released by the LNP indicates that Moore’s boss, LRA’s Commissioner General, Thomas Doe Nah, on Saturday, 7 August, five days after the disappearance of the Enforcement Officer at the LRA, officially notified the police that one of his staff was reportedly missing for days and has neither returned to work nor his home.
Meanwhile, the LNP is urging members of the public who have useful information about the whereabouts of Moore to assist the investigation by supplying said information to police investigators.
The LNP is also urging that the missing man’s family members, friends and the public remain calm and desist from making any statement that could undermine its investigation, noting that police investigators will explore all investigative means aimed at establishing the whereabouts of the missing staff of the LRA.
The LNP is however, soliciting the cooperation of the public, which it says will be highly appreciated during the course of its investigation into circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Moore.