Liberia: LCFE Express Shock Over Mysterious Deaths-Want Speedy Investigation

Members of the Liberia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Chapter #198) say they are deeply shocked by the mysterious deaths of two of its members, Hon. Emmanuel B. Nyeswa, Director General/Internal Audit Agency (IAA); and Mr. Albert K. Peters and another professional individual, Mrs. Gifty Asmah Lama both of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).

In a statement that ACFE Liberia Chapter stated "We are extremely concerned and worried about the mysterious deaths of our two members and that of Albert's workmate, Mrs. Lama, as well as the fear that has beclouded fellow professionals due to their unexplained deaths."

The Nation's anti-fraud organization condemns such unexplained deaths and therefore called on the Government of Liberia (GOL) to move swiftly in conducting an independent, fair, transparent and speedy forensic investigation. The organization looks forward to seeing a logical conclusion in these recent incidents as anything short of a clear resolution could challenge Liberia's integrity as a peaceful country.

Mr. Peters and Madam Lama

ACFE Liberia Chapter has indicated that Hon. Emmanuel B. Nyeswa and Mr. Albert K. Peters were Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs); devoted, dedicated, committed professional public sector auditors with vast experience in the upliftment of the profession.

The Liberia Chapter-ACFE say it is calling on all of its members to remain calm as the GOL carry out thorough and speedy forensic investigations into the mysterious deaths of our professional colleagues.

"Our prayers are with the wives, husband, children and other members of the bereaved families and that God will continue to strengthen them in these times of their bereavements", the group stated

The Liberia Chapter-ACFE is the Liberia's largest premier body of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) with unique skills in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence, including tracing illicit transactions to reduce the incidence of fraud and white collar crimes. CFEs are a team of auditors, law enforcers, bankers, attorneys, accountants, security experts, detectives, investigators, etc.

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