-Missing LRA staff’s fiancée says in tears

MONROVIA – The missing staff of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Sayon Moore’s fiancée of more than nine years, Ms. Joanna Teta Reeves, has disclosed that the missing man, throughout the many years of their relationship, never slept out of his home.

“He does not sleep out,” Joanna tearfully told Women Voices newspaper, adding that she’s confused that her fiancé has been gone for days now with his whereabouts unknown.

Family members announced over the weekend that Moore had gone missing, indicating that since the LRA’s employee assigned at the entity’s Real Estate Division as Enforcement Officer left his ELWA Community residence on 3 August 2021, his whereabouts remain unknown and his cellphone numbers for both Lone Star and Orange cellular service providers are switched off, making it difficult, if not impossible for him to be contacted.

The disappearance of Moore, an employee of the LRA, follows the disappearance and subsequent deaths of two individuals, Mr. Albert Peters and Mrs. Gifty Lamah, who were senior staffers of the entity at the time of their demise in 2020.

After going missing for days, the lifeless bodies of Mr. Peters, who at the time worked as an Assistant Commissioner for Internal Audit of LRA and Mrs. Lamah, an erstwhile manager in LRA’s Tax Payer Services Division (TPSD), were discovered in a vehicle on Broad Street, on Friday, 2 October 2020.

With tears uncontrollably streaming down her cheeks, Joanna narrated that on 3 August, Moore left their ELWA Community residence by 5pm, informing her that he was taking an office-related document at Du-Port Road, to someone, whose identity he did not reveal to her.

She indicated that as they both do when either of the pair is out, she decided to check on him around 6pm by severally placing calls via her cellphone to his, but stated that strangely, Moore did not pick any of her calls.

Joanna added that as she waited for Moore’s return to no avail, she continued calling his cellphone on an hourly basis, up to 9pm, with still no response, and then while bursting up in intense weeping, the mother of the missing man’s 2-year-old lad stated that at 10pm, her fiancé’s phone was switched off.

“I called him – I called, I called, up to 12 midnight, I did not sleep, and his phone was still switched off,” a rather worried Joanna told Women Voices newspaper at her residence over the weekend, indicating that at that point, she was terrified and confused, so she began phoning Moore’s friends and family members, including his mother; informing them about what was obtaining.

Asked whether she suspects any foul play related to Moore’s job, and the history of staff disappearances at his place of work, the LRA, Joanna said, “I don’t know,” stating that she was not curious to have asked her fiancé about the details of the documents or to whom said documents were being taken, because according to her, “it’s an everyday thing, the work Sayon does, they deal with so many people – so I didn’t ask.”

She said her fiancé is an honest man, who would neither cheat anyone nor engage in clandestine deeds, noting that she could not fathom any reason why anyone would want to harm him for work-related reasons.

“I don’t know – I am just praying for him to come back,” Joanna said with tears pouring out of her eyes like rain.

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