Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hans Williams Barred From Leaving Liberia



Hans Williams, Guardian of Late Angel Togba, 13, Stopped From Leaving Liberia
01/10/08 - FPA Staff Report
Hans Williams, Guardian of Late Angel Togba, 13, Stopped From Leaving Liberia
01/10/08 - FPA Staff Report
The Ministry of Justice has ordered all security agencies at the various borders to prevent the guardian of the late Angel Togba, Mr. Hans Williams from leaving the country.

Thirteen year old Meidea Angel Togba reportedly hanged herself in the bathroom at Mr. Williams’ house on 30 November 2007.

Hans Williams
The Solicitor General, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe in announcing the autopsy findings ruled out foul play in the girl’s death, but their were loud outcries from the human rights and child rights organizations including the child’s parents that the report was flawed.

Making the disclosure today, Justice Minister, Cllr. Philip A.Z. Banks, III say he has also instructed the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization to avoid Mr. Williams from leaving the country.

The mother of the late Angel raised the alarm to Justice Ministry authorities of plans by Mr. Williams to leave the country this Saturday, 12 January 2008 on a Kenya Airways flight.

The mother of the late Angel, Sue Togba said, “We got information three days ago, first from reliable source who told us that they heard it at the police station that Mr. Williams was about to leave the country; but we took it for granted. We didn’t bother ourselves because we didn’t believe knowing that he had told us that he didn’t do anything so I don’t see any reason why he would have left the country.”

She said surprisingly the day after she got additional information including the ticket number from the Kenyan Airlines stating that he had already purchased a ticket to leave the country on Saturday.

“No we raised the alarm because we know that Mr. Williams is innocent and he cannot leave this country because investigation continues into the death of my daughter,” Sue said.

The late Angel Tokpa,13, (also known as Meideh)
However, Justice Minister said investigation into the death of the 13-year old Catholic School student is on-going and it was not practical for Mr. Williams to leave the country.

“We learned of the intent of Mr. Williams to leave the country, therefore we have directed the security agencies and other appropriate bodies including the Immigration to take the necessary action to ensure that the gentleman remains on the ground with us until the investigations are concluded,” Cllr. Banks said.

Cllr. Banks disclosed that the Government is expected to bring in a pathologist either from the Republic of Ghana or from the United States of America to perform the second autopsy on Angel Togba to determine the cause of death. “We’ve asked for the identification of another pathologist and as soon as that is concluded, we will have him flown in immediately.

He called on the parents of the late Angel not to worry as government will do everything necessary to establish the cause of death.

The Ministry of Justice has ordered all security agencies at the various borders to prevent the guardian of the late Angel Togba, Mr. Hans Williams from leaving the country.

Thirteen year old Meidea Angel Togba reportedly hanged herself in the bathroom at Mr. Williams’ house on 30 November 2007.

The Solicitor General, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe in announcing the autopsy findings ruled out foul play in the girl’s death, but their were loud outcries from the human rights and child rights organizations including the child’s parents that the report was flawed.

Making the disclosure today, Justice Minister, Cllr. Philip A.Z. Banks, III say he has also instructed the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization to avoid Mr. Williams from leaving the country.

The mother of the late Angel raised the alarm to Justice Ministry authorities of plans by Mr. Williams to leave the country this Saturday, 12 January 2008 on a Kenya Airways flight.

The mother of the late Angel, Sue Togba said, “We got information three days ago, first from reliable source who told us that they heard it at the police station that Mr. Williams was about to leave the country; but we took it for granted. We didn’t bother ourselves because we didn’t believe knowing that he had told us that he didn’t do anything so I don’t see any reason why he would have left the country.”

She said surprisingly the day after she got additional information including the ticket number from the Kenyan Airlines stating that he had already purchased a ticket to leave the country on Saturday.

“No we raised the alarm because we know that Mr. Williams is innocent and he cannot leave this country because investigation continues into the death of my daughter,” Sue said.

However, Justice Minister said investigation into the death of the 13-year old Catholic School student is on-going and it was not practical for Mr. Williams to leave the country.

“We learned of the intent of Mr. Williams to leave the country, therefore we have directed the security agencies and other appropriate bodies including the Immigration to take the necessary action to ensure that the gentleman remains on the ground with us until the investigations are concluded,” Cllr. Banks said.

Cllr. Banks disclosed that the Government is expected to bring in a pathologist either from the Republic of Ghana or from the United States of America to perform the second autopsy on Angel Togba to determine the cause of death. “We’ve asked for the identification of another pathologist and as soon as that is concluded, we will have him flown in immediately.

He called on the parents of the late Angel not to worry as government will do everything necessary to establish the cause of death.

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