A local child rights advocacy group, Media in Advocacy for Children or MAC, has written the Ministries of Justice and Gender and Development, respectively, reiterating calls for an investigation into the mysterious death of a 9-year-old boy, Ramsey Zoboi, in March this year in Sayon Town Community on Bushrod Island.
In its communication to the two Government Ministries, MAC maintains that it doubts if little Ramsey, whose dead body was found suspended on an electric wire in an abandoned cell phone booth less than 24 hours after he reportedly went missing, committed suicide as had been claimed by residents and police. The media child rights advocacy group is demanding the exhumation of the corpse to perform an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.
MAC argues that the circumstances under which the 9-year-old lad died are a replica of the circumstances under which little Angel Togba died several years ago, and must claim the attention of the Government as was in the case with the late little Angel.
The Media in Advocacy for Children, in its communication said failure of the Government of Liberia to take the gruesome death of Ramsey Zoboi serious as it did in the Angel Togba’s scenario, would mean discrimination against the boy child.
MAC reminded the Justice and Gender Ministries that the Liberian Government is a signatory to several international protocols that seek the protection of children and must take the appropriate action to get to the bottom of this matter.