About three weeks ago, journalist Zenu Miller had openly complained about being manhandled by state security operatives during a County Meet soccer encounter at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.
His subsequent passing has now brought the media, government and the opposition into a tailspin vortex, with all sides calling for an independent autopsy that would actually establish cause of his death.
It can be recalled, journalist Zenu Miller of OK FM had complained about being manhandled by members of the Executive Protective Services (EPS), and he later complained on social media about body pains.
Now, in the aftermath of journalist Miller’s death, the Government of Liberia says it is prepared to foot the bill for the conduct of an independent autopsy that would ascertain the cause of death.
According to presidential spokesperson Isaac Solo Klegbeh, who was addressing Executive Mansion reporters Tuesday February 18, 2020, the Liberian government has called on the family of Mr. Miller not to bury the fallen journalist until an independent pathologist is selected by the family to verify the cause of death.
The presidential spokesperson said government has no records of brutalizing people including journalists, and because of this, the Weah-led government is keen on bearing the cost of hiring a pathologist to perform the autopsy that will clear doubts from the minds of detractors.