The President of Liberia, George Weah has reportedly been chased out of his office by two black snakes on Wednesday and this they said, has prevented the use of the office space by the president.
As a result of this development, all staff have been told to stay away from the office premises until 22 April.
According to the president’s Press secretary, Smith Toby, two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building where the president has his office.
“It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,” Mr Toby said”
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the president, so it did an internal memo asking the staff to stay home while they do the fumigation,” he said.
“The snakes were never killed,” Mr. Toby said, “There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back.”
The police and presidential security were seen guarding Weah’s residence in the capital, Monrovia. A fleet of vehicles including escorts jeeps were parked outside.
Mr. Toby said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started to fumigate on Friday.
“That building’s been there for years now, and [because of] the drainage system, the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high,” he said.
The president is definitely returning to his office on Monday after the fumigation whether or not the snakes are found and killed, Mr. Toby said.