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Radio Paraclete Journalist Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds –As PUL Expresses Fear

This paper has been reliably informed about the death of a rural radio station employee, Chris David, who was discovered with gunshot wounds in Gbarnba City, Bong County.According to report, Journalist David who was a reporter working for Radio Paraclete was reportedly shot dead while riding a motorbike from work and his lifeless body was discovered early on Friday morning along the Gbarnga-Lofa road.
The report added that due to the mysterious death of Journalist David, several motorcyclists including residents were seen parading the principal streets of Gbarnga City demanding the Liberia Nations Police (LNP) to speedily investigate circumstances leading to the death of journalist David.
Explaining his resentment over the death of his former employee, Radio Paraclete’s station Manager, Nathan Matthews, described the death as a great loss for the station thereby describing David as a dedicated and trusted journalist.
When contacted, Police spokesperson, Moses Carter, said that the LNP has already conducted an inquest which established that Journalist David was shot with a single barrel gun and disclosed that the Police are now investigating further to establish and identify the perpetrator(s) behind the murder.
Meanwhile, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has described the shooting and killing of journalist David as troubling, barbaric, inhumane and an attack on the entire Media community in Liberia.
In a release issued over the weekend, PUL president, Charles B Coffey Jr. said that Liberian journalists particularly journalists in Bong County are now living in fear due to the wanton killings.
According to Mr. Coffey, the PUL is also worried about the safety and protection of journalists across the country, adding that the PUL will not relent in its quest for state security to pursue and bring to justice, the killer(s) of journalist David.
He then assured the media community and the family of the late Journalist David that the PUL will not rest until justice is accorded as it was in the case of the late Tyron Brown.
The PUL president is therefore calling on civil society organizations to join the PUL in seeking justice, while at the same time urged the LNP and other relevant state security to speedily investigate, pursue and bring to justice the perpetrator(s).

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