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The late Fanbulleh,s metaphor became a reality when the vice head of state, Thomas Weh-Sen, on his way back from a football game in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County was arrested and charged along with five other PRC members for plotting to overthrow the PR C government.The nation was stunned.The People Redemption Council had only celebrated one year anniversary.One of Liberia's senior politicians, Togbah Nah Tipoteh got stuck at the Abidjan airport while in route to Liberia from official duty.He was accused of collaborating with top PRC members in plotting to overthrow the PRC government and usher in a socialist government.
--APRIL 12, 1980, a group of ...
--APRIL 12, 1980, a group of noncommissioned officers led by:Thomas Quiwonkpa; Thomas Weh-Syen; Master Sergeant Samuel Doe; Harrison Dahn; Harrison Pennue; and Nelson Toe;( According to Thomas Quiwonkpa Nelson Toe was the man who killed President Tolbert and disemboweled him) stormed the Executive Mansion, and assassinated President William Ricahrd Tolbert, seized power, and declared a junta called the "People's Redemption Council," or PRC.
...Samuel Doe was elected Chairman of the PRC and Head of State of Liberia; Thomas Weh-Syen was elected Vice-Chairman of the PRC; and Thomas Quiwonkpa, became Commanding General of the Armed Forces of Liberia.
was considered leader of the left wing of the PRC
, which opposed close relations with the United States.
Thomas Quiwonkpa, Thomas ...
Thomas Quiwonkpa, Thomas Weh-Syen, Master Sergeant Samuel Doe, Harrison Dahn, Harrison Pennue; and Nelson Toe stormed the Executive Mansion (Liberia's Presidential Palace), and assassinated President William Richard Tolbert, seized power, and declared a junta called the "People's Redemption Council," or PRC.
Samuel Doe was elected Chairman of the PRC and Head of State of Liberia; Thomas Weh-Syen was elected Vice-Chairman of the PRC; and Thomas Quiwonkpa, became Commanding General of the Armed Forces of Liberia.
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His Deputy was Thomas Weh Sen.
...Thomas Weh Sen, Vice Chairman of the PRC and second to Chairman Doe was accused by the government of plotting to overthrow the government.He
was arrested on a Sunday, while returning from football practice.Thomas Weh Sen
was quoted as saying, when leaving the court after his
verdict of death: "When I die I die for justice".He
and some colleagues were brutally executed.It is now known that Thomas Weh Sen
disagreed with Doe on prolonging the stay of the PRC
was dissatisfied with the dictatorial tendencies Doe had begun to exercise.Doe became suspicious of Thomas Weh Sen association
with political progressives, student leaders and countries like Libya.Others have argued that Thomas Weh Sen
was an unwitting victim of cold war rivalry.
The first victims of besa body in the PRC government were six senior PRC members including the vice head of state, Thomas Weh-Sen.Togbah-Nah Tipoteh, then minister of Planning and Economic Affairs made a U-turn at the Felix Houphouet Boigny's International Airport in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast upon hearing that he was implicated in a coup to overthrow the PRC government.