Allison Family Wants Speedy Investigation…As LACC Hails Whistleblower

The Allison family is deeply hurt and shocked by the death of its son, brother, nephew, father, uncle and Cousin Michael Allison and further calls on the government, local and international institutions including civil society organization to get involved for a prompt and speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Michael is the son of Gray D. Allison, former Defense Minister of Liberia in the Samuel Kanyon Doe’s regime. He was born in Liberia and taken to Sierra Leone by his mother; he got his secondary education in Sierra Leone and moved on to London where he earned his college education and legal studies.

Michael returned to his father land on the call of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when she called on Liberian professionals in the diaspora to come home and contribute to the rebuilding of their land.

With a degree in Petroleum law, he was hired by the Liberian legislature and became a Consultant to the new petroleum law that was being drafted by the people of Liberia under the guide of the Lower House of legislature.

Raised under and dedicated to the strict disciplines of the Allison family, Michael exhibited the true values of the family when he refused to take money that he did not earn and further raised alarm that blew out in the public and still being discussed to date.

The death of our son remains a mystery to everyone, we vow not to rest till the true cause to his death is found.

“We also like to inform other family members and well-wishers that the mat for the late Atty. Michael Allison is being held in the home of the Allison’s on (Gibson’s/Coleman’s) Avenue, 11th Street, Sinkor.”

In a related development, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission is shocked and saddened by the sudden and shocking death of Atty. Michael Allison.

The Commission hails Atty. Allison for his courageous role in the fight against corruption. Atty. Allison’s invaluable partnership with the LACC will always remain a national flagship against corruption. The LACC extends its deepest condolence to the Allison family.

The LACC calls on all relevant government authorities, particularly the Liberia National Police to commence a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the circumstance surrounding the death of Atty. Allison and to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission remains committed to the anti-corruption fight and assures the public that all cases of corruption including the Twenty Five Thousand ($25,000.00) involving the late Allison will be fully pursued to their logical conclusion, a release signed by Cllr. James N. Verdier Jr., LACC Executive Chairperson said.