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The House of Representatives has invited Justice Minister Cllr. Frank Musa Dean and the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Col. Patrick Sudue to appear before the full plenary to report on the death of an official of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Matthew J. Innis.

The officials are to appear on Tuesday, 26 March to report on the death of Mr. Innis who was serving as Deputy Director for Micro Finance at CBL in the Regulation and Supervision Department.

The officials are ordered to appear before the House with all documents required.
Their invitation comes in the wake of a communication addressed to the House by Montserrado County District #15 Rep. Adolph A. Lawrence, seeking the indulgence of the full plenary to invite Minister Dean and Col. Sudue.

The death of Mr. Innis was reported on 3 March, with claims that he was hit by a vehicle at about 2AM.In Rep. Lawrence’s communication, he states that in relation to the incident, family members of the late Innis have contested report that their relative died of a hit and run accident.

Rep. Lawrence says the family is raising contentions that this alleged incident occurred just after the release of two damaging reports surrounding the printing and importation of billions of Liberian Dollars into the country and a controversial US$25 million dollars intended to mop – up excess Liberian Dollars by a Technical Economic Management Team (TEMT) and the CBL.

He claims that it is believed that Mr. Innis must have had some basic information relative to the printing and importation of money and the unconventional mop – up exercise.
Rep. Lawrence says since the incident occurred, the LNP promised an immediate investigation into the death of Mr. Innis, a 48- year -old man who was residing in the 72nd Community in Paynesville.
By Bridgett Milton –Edited by Winston W. Parley

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