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Over the weekend, a local child rights group, Media in Advocacy for Children (MAC) issued a strong press statement in Monrovia, demanding a thorough and speedy investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of a 9-year-old boy whose remains were discovered on Wednesday, March 26, in a cellphone booth in the SayonTown Community on Bushrod Island, outside Monrovia, three days after he went missing.
MAC, in its press statement, said it was hearing disturbing reports that the boy, identified as Ramsey Zombo, has already been buried, while there are still unanswered questions regarding his mysterious death.
MAC did not stop there. The local child rights group went further to state that it doubts that the innocent child hanged himself, adding that even his immediate burial raises more suspicions.
According to the group, the circumstances under which the boy died is no different from the death in 2007 of little school girl, Angel Togba, whose body was discovered in her guardians’ bathroom in similar manner.
Against this backdrop, the child rights advocacy group is asking the Liberian Government to exhume the 9-year- old boy’s body for an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.
For us, we unreservedly back MAC’s position concerning the mysterious death of little Ramsey Zombo, as it is timely and very judicious.
We support the local child rights group’s call for the government to exhume the body of Ramsey Zombofor an autopsy.
When an autopsy is conducted, we believe, it would indeed establish the actual cause of his death.
It is very important for the public to know the real cause of the little child’s death so as to prove or disprove the deep suspicious that the child did not hang himself.
In this vein, we encourage MAC to vigorously engage the government in a constructive manner for it to see reason to conduct the autopsy as it did in the past with similar case.
MAC’s call is in support of human rights, a campaign the government had reiterated that it subscribes to the fullest.
With construction engagement, we are of the conviction that the government will heed the local child rights group’s call.
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