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Man, 38, Charged with US$26,000 Theft

first_imgA 38 year -old man accused of misapplying US$26,000, after leasing a story building belonging to Edward Davis, who resides in the United States of America (USA) has been charged and forwarded to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.Defendant Oscar Holmes was charged with the commission of the crime “Theft of Property” by the Liberia National Police (LNP).He was said to have leased the property in 2013 for five (years), to the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints.The one story building is situated in the Bong Mines Bridge community in Monrovia.Holmes has denied the charge.But in a complaint filed against defendant Holmes on behalf of Edward Davis, by his legal counsel, Atty. Daliamah Sulonteh, the lawyer alleged that, while his client was in the USA, he (Davis) authorized the defendant in Liberia to lease his property.He further alleged, after Holmes got the authorization, he (defendant) immediately entered into a five (5) years lease agreement with the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, from which he,  defendant Holmes, allegedly collected the amount of US$26,000  from the church. Unfortunately, the Atty. Sulonteh claimed, defendant Holmes converted the money into his personal use.But, according to police, during their investigation, on September 17, Holmes decided to remain silent, meaning he never wanted to say anything to the police. He apparently wanted to do so at a court’s hearing.However, at Friday’s hearing, Magistrate Kennedy Peabody allowed the legal counsel of defendant Holmes to sign for his release and to ensure that he appears on Monday, October 6, to answer to the crime for which he had been charged.Magistrate Peabody’s action may have been attributed to an appeal made recently to Magistrates throughout the country by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor of the Supreme Court of Liberia.Chief Justice Korkpor, in his appeal, advised magistrates to use what he considered as “descriptive power” to either detain or arrest would-be  criminals.The Chief Justice’s decision was part of the Liberian  Judiciary’s effort to prevent overcrowding at prisons, which may likely cause several death, if  there would have been an the outbreak of the Ebola virus there.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Drogba’s 2 goals help lift Chelsea

first_imgDrogba headed in the winning goal at Millennium Stadium in the 84th minute on a cross from Arjen Robben. He also scored in the 20th, eight minutes after Theo Walcott gave the Gunners a 1-0 lead. Terry was attempting to head a corner from Robben when Diaby went for the ball with his foot. After the collision, Terry fell to the ground and appeared to be unconscious. Didier Drogba scored twogoals to help Chelsea win the League Cup final 2-1 Sunday over Arsenal in Cardiff, Wales. Chelsea captain John Terry was taken off the field on a stretcher after Arsenal defender Abou Diaby kicked him in the head in the 58th minute. The Chelsea defender was put on a stretcher with an oxygen mask placed over his mouth and a brace around his head. Play was halted for six minutes. Walcott gave Arsenal the lead after exchanging passes with Diaby and sending a rising shot into the far corner. Drogba tied the score when he took a pass from Michael Ballack and beat Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia. More violence: Soccer fans and riot police fought after a game between Belgrade, Serbia, rivals, leaving at least 13people injured and 27arrested. Red Star fans were angered by their team’s 4-2 loss to Partizan on Saturday. They built barricades with garbage bins downtown as police on horseback charged them, witnesses said. The arrests came at Red Star stadium and at later fighting that left at least 12 fans and one police officer injured, police said Sunday. center_img Criminal charges will be filed against five fans for triggering the violence. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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