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Lawyer in NOCAL Scandal drowned, lived “dubious” Life

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The Ministry of Justice has brought to end speculations surrounding the death of the Liberian lawyer and whistle blower in the a US$25,000 scandal involving officials of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and some members of the Legislature.
The lifeless body of Michael Allison who was found dead on Thursday, February 12, 2015 on a beach in Monrovia, sparking out a huge public outburst

and call for an autopsy.
Quoting two separate autopsy reports, Minister of Justice Cllr. Benedict Sannoh told newsmen in Monrovia on Wednesday that Mr. Allison drowned, and there was no foul play, putting to rest mounting widespread speculations.
Minister Sannoh said the police received no evidence during its investigation that the death of Cllr. Allison was criminal, and therefore the government would not press forward with any prosecution into his death.
Quoting police report, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Liberia recalled that Cllr. Allison left his 12th Street Sinkor residence in Monrovia on Thursday, February 12, and walked on a beach, accompanied by his girlfriend (name withheld).
Minister Sannoh added that it was at this time the deceased decided to take a bath into the ocean, thus causing him to drown. The Attorney General said Mr. Allison’s girlfriend immediately called for help when she saw the victim drowning, and he was rescued by a Brazilian national and brought on shores, the woman later told police investigation.
However, efforts by residents in the area to resuscitate the victim proved only unsuccessful as foams poured from his mouth.
Prior to his death, Cllr. Allison served as legal consultant to the National Legislature during the amendment of the country’s new oil and gas laws.
However, he was, later involved in a standoff with some members of the Legislature over US$ 25,000 scandal. The matter quickly drew in the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), which said Cllr. Allison was a “courageous figure in Liberia’s anti- graft fight”.
But Minister Sannoh on Wednesday described the late Michael Allison as a man who led a “dubious life.”
He said investigation by the government discovered that the deceased took on multiple nationalities, holding Bahamian and U.S. passports.
The Ministry of Justice has brought to end speculations surrounding the death of the Liberian lawyer and whistle blower in the a US$25,000 scandal involving officials of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and some members of the Legislature.
The lifeless body of Michael Allison who was found dead on Thursday, February 12, 2015 on a beach in Monrovia, sparking out a huge public outburst and call for an autopsy.
Quoting two separate autopsy reports, Minister of Justice Cllr. Benedict Sannoh told newsmen in Monrovia on Wednesday that Mr. Allison drowned, and there was no foul play, putting to rest mounting widespread speculations.
Minister Sannoh said the police received no evidence during its investigation that the death of Cllr. Allison was criminal, and therefore the government would not press forward with any prosecution into his death.
Quoting police report, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Liberia recalled that Cllr. Allison left his 12th Street Sinkor residence in Monrovia on Thursday, February 12, and walked on a beach, accompanied by his girlfriend (name withheld).
Minister Sannoh added that it was at this time the deceased decided to take a bath into the ocean, thus causing him to drown. The Attorney General said Mr. Allison’s girlfriend immediately called for help when she saw the victim drowning, and he was rescued by a Brazilian national and brought on shores, the woman later told police investigation.
However, efforts by residents in the area to resuscitate the victim proved only unsuccessful as foams poured from his mouth.
Prior to his death, Cllr. Allison served as legal consultant to the National Legislature during the amendment of the country’s new oil and gas laws.
However, he was, later involved in a standoff with some members of the Legislature over US$ 25,000 scandal. The matter quickly drew in the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), which said Cllr. Allison was a “courageous figure in Liberia’s anti- graft fight”.
But Minister Sannoh on Wednesday described the late Michael Allison as a man who led a “dubious life.”
He said investigation by the government discovered that the deceased took on multiple nationalities, holding Bahamian and U.S. passports.