The founder and proprietor of the Jimmy Jolocon High School, who was last week reported dead, has broken silence from the United States of America, dispelling the spreading rumor, terming the information as work of his enemies.
Mr. Emmanuel Doe Weiah said he is “still alive and kicking” and those spreading false news of his death “are jealous” of the success God has given him.
He called on the public, especially the Jimmy Jolocon family and his relatives and acquaintances, not to fright about the baseless information, because he will soon be back into the country to continue his work.
“This is Mr. Weiah speaking to you. You are talking with Mr. Weiah; I am alive and kicking, the 69-year-old
Liberian educator told The Informer Wednesday (August 25) afternoon from Pennsylvania, where he is currently recovering from an eye surgery.
Mr. Weiah travelled to the US a couple of months ago to undergo an eye surgery, but rumor flickered last week that he has died.
The false information reportedly caused fears and tears among thousands of students and alumni of the School in Gardnersville, with endless callS of inquiries and condolences pounding on bewildered family members and the school officials.
Mr. Weiah's family members including his daughter Wanita and his brother Anthony said they were surprised by the information and do not know its source.
“That's a lie,” Mr. Weiah reacted to his death news, wondering “how can a dead man talk?” when quizzed whether it was his ghost speaking on the other side of the telephone.
The veteran school administrator stated that while some human beings did not like his for the blessing upon him, he was happy that God cares for and loves him.
Mr. Weiah said he underwent a successful eye surgery and he is gradually recovering to return back home.
“I am a citizen of Liberia who got ill and travelled, but people are jealous of me and have begun spreading my death news while I am still alive,” the former Ministry of Education employee stated.
He also told a Star Radio interview on Monday (August 23) that nothing as reported has happened to him.
“This voice is authentic. It is Mr. Weiah's voice; I am not dead,” he told Star Radio, noting that success comes with a prize.
“Success comes with a prize….You must have enemies…people who are jealous of you. They are jealous because I am successful,” the educator stressed, adding that though he does not know his enemies, he will pray for them to live and see the glory of God in his life.
“I don't know who my enemies are; God knows them and I will pray for them to live to see my success,” he concluded.