Authorities of the Liberia National Police said Friday that 70 tubes of white substances were extracted from the body of a Nigerian drug suspect identified as Louis Onyena. The suspect was recently pronounced dead at the Du- side Hospital in Firestone, Margibi County.
A release quotes Police spokesman George Bardue as saying that the white substances which weights 1,170 grams, has been turned over to the Forensic Unit of the Liberia National Police for chemical analysis to determine the kinds of substance.
An autopsy has been performed on the body of Louis Onyena, 43, at the St. Moses Funeral Parlors in Gardnersville and the report will shortly be submitted to the Ministry of Justice for review.
However, police authorities say they are still investigating the incident to determine the value and kinds of substances that were found in the body of the Nigerian. The value of the substances has not been determined because a chemical analysis is yet to be conducted.
The police said it has nothing to hide in the death of the Nigerian but maintained that it will not release detail of any ongoing investigation because it undermines the successful completion of the probe.
In another development, Police in Lofa County have arrested five persons in connection with the death of a 20-year-old woman identified as Krubo Tarnue. The body of the 20-year-old woman was discovered on July 28, 2011 in Deyan Howard Village near Zorzor District, Lofa County. The five suspects are currently in police custody at the Lofa County Police Detachment undergoing preliminary investigation