The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Liberia Limited has refuted speculations that the Bank has in its possession CCTV footage depicting how two employees of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) died recently.
Albert Peters, an auditor and Gifty Asmah Lama, a research officer, both employees of LRA, were on October 2, 2020, found dead in a vehicle near the Cathedral parish, a stone’s throw away from UBA’s Broad Street offices.
The cause of death of the pair remains unknown. But ever since their lifeless bodies were discovered, speculations including allegations that they may have been murdered, and that UBA has in its possession CCTV footage portraying how they died are rife.
Howbeit, UBA Liberia Limited, in a statement released on Monday, October 12, 2020, says it strongly refutes speculations that it has in its possession CCTV footage capturing the death of two employees of the LRA.
“The Bank would like the public to know that while it is true that UBA has CCTV camera on its premises, the location where the bodies of the deceased were found doesn’t fall within the bank’s camera’s range of coverage,” the UBA statement clarified.
The UBA noted that as an institution that operates within the confines of the law, the Bank would have supported the Government’s investigation efforts by providing such footage, had there been any in its possession.
Contrary to speculations, UBA further clarified made it categorically clear that at no point in time any of its staff members been harassed or intimidated by State Security Operatives to produce footage from the bank’s CCTV coverage.
“The management of UBA Liberia hereby calls on the general public and news outlets to refrain from spreading false and unfounded information about the Bank,” the UBA’s statement signed by the Bank’s Marketing and Corporate Communications Head, Melody Mezay-Ketter emphasized.