Government of Liberia through its law enforcers in Grand Bassa County is investigating the death of a German national reportedly killed by unknown gunmen within the premises of the International Consultant Company (ICC).
Juergen Schedema, the Log Yard Manager of the ICC, was discovered dead early Wednesday morning, January 22 at the back of the log yard, which is located in Big Joe Town – more than a mile away from the port city of Buchanan.
“My husband spent over 10 years with the Company and he and I have spent over 7 years together living in Buchanan City,” the late Juergen’s wife told reporters.
Residents and employees of the company account, Mr. Schedema was attacked by arm robbers, although no valuables were taken away from him. The body of the deceased has since been taken to the Abraham Roberts funeral home in Buchanan as investigation continues. A bullet wound was seen between his chest and the stomach. It is unclear which gun or weapon was used by his assailants.
Sources said the German died after being shot in the stomach by unknown men at about 11 pm Thursday’s night but was discovered dead Wednesday at 4am.
The chief Security guard of the company who refused not to be named told reporters, there are always 13 security guards on nightshirts. He said three persons normally guide the main entrance to the compound, where most of the senior staffs including expats live.
However, the head of the Grand Bassa County police detachment of the Liberian National Police told FPA that his office will release preliminary reports about their investigation on Thursday, January 23.