Liberia’s President George Weah was on Wednesday chased out of the office by strange visitors – two black snakes! The terrified president left the office to work from home.
The incident was confirmed by Liberian Press secretary, Toby who said that the two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, his official place of work. All employees were thereafter told to go back home and stay at home until 22 April.
“It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building. 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,” Toby said.
Since 2006 when fire razed the presidential mansion, Liberia’s president had been operating from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office pending reconstruction of the presidential office.
Video below shows workers trying to attack the snakes when they appeared near the building’s reception. “The snakes were never killed. There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back” Toby said.
Presidential security and Police officers were seen guarding Mr Weah’s private residence in Monrovia, capital territory. A fleet of vehicles including escorts jeeps were seen outside his home.
Press secretary, Toby said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started the fumigation of the building 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, Toby added.