Motorcyclist’s “Killer” Appears In Court Under Tight Security

first_imgOfficer Dehmie (in yellow) heavily guarded by police shortly after his appearance in court yesterdayTo the disbelief of onlookers yesterday at the temple of justice, Roosevelt Dehmie Kiidor, who has been accused of killing motorcyclist Beyan Lamin, was escorted to the Monrovia City Court under an escort of heavily armed security officers.The police’s action was intended to protect defendant Kiidor from a possible attack by an angry crowd, which had gone to the court to witness the appearance of the alleged killer.Police also barricaded the entrance of the court room where the defendant was first arraigned to answer to his crime of murder brought against him by the Republic of Liberia.The hearing, which lasted for almost a minute, saw the defendant inform Magistrate Kennedy Peabody that he had a team of lawyers who are ready to defend him when the trial is scheduled.After defendant Kiidor’s statement, Magistrate Peabody ordered him to be taken to the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial, because the crime of murder is a non-bailable offense.Lamin met his untimely death at his doorstep on Sunday evening, following a row with the law enforcement officer. Reports indicate that the victim, who was a motorcyclist, catered to residents of Pipeline Community, in Paynesville. Police officers escorting defendant Dehmie at the Temple of Justice yesterdayShortly after defendant Kiidor was turned over to the Monrovia City Court, Inspector General of police Patrick Sudue said the defendant had been suspended by the Liberia National Police (LNP) pending the outcome of the case.“If he is guilty, we will disrobe him from the police. But if the court says he is not guilty, we will reinstate him accordance with the new law of the police,” Sudue said.Meanwhile, Sudue promised to take drastic action against any police officer that will not respect the rights of civilians.It may be recalled that residents in the bustling commercial district of Red-Light, in Paynesville, were on last Monday evening shocked when the commander of a nearby depot of the Liberia National Police (LNP) fatally shot a commercial motorcyclist after the victim had allegedly resisted arrest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Manchester United transfer news: Six forwards who could be their ‘suprise’ signing this summer

first_img 6 Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) – Click the right arrow to see which World Cup winner could turn up at Old Trafford… – The Uruguayan striker has had his future speculated for a long time but could finally move on from the French side this summer. His agent has recently claimed the player is happy as he will be used as PSG’s main striker this season, despite interest from ‘big clubs’, but if Zlatan Ibrahimovic puts his foot down about his role in the team that may change. 6 Pedro (Barcelona) – Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal had looked like forefronting the interest in the Barcelona forward this summer. The Spaniard can leave the Nou Camp for a deal worth around £22million and this news has reportedly provoked the Red Devils into action as they look for a player to star on the right of a forward three. 6 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – Find out which Copa America star could be the shock signing by clicking through… – Or maybe it’s a different Real Madrid star Manchester United plan to sign. It’s been reported Rafa Benitez could use Cristiano Ronaldo as a no. 9 this season, rather than from out wide, which would leave Benzema on the bench. The Frenchman, ahead of Euro 2016 which will be held in his native country, will want first-team football to ensure his spot in Didier Deschamps’ side for the tournament and a move to Old Trafford could suit him. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – Find out which other Bundesliga star could join the Red Devils… – The German forward already looks in sparkling form as he hit two goals in a 4-1 pre-season friendly win over Valencia. Louis van Gaal has a good relationship with the World Cup winner and, with compatriot Bastian Schweinsteiger already at Old Trafford, he could be tempted to make a switch too. 6 6 Could Real Madrid star Gareth Bale be Manchester United’s surprise signing. Click right for more possible transfers… – The Sunday People are suggesting the Red Devils could save the Welshman from the Bernabeu boo-boys and mount a staggering £95m bid for his services. The ex-Tottenham star might not be an out-and-out striker but he gets his fair share of goals and could be an excellent option on the right of a front three. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – Click the right arrow for another possible shock signing… – Just like Muller, Polish star Lewandowski also got on the scoresheet in the Bundesliga giants’ victory over Valencia as he cut in from the left and curled a strike home into the far corner. He’s also a target for Van Gaal and according to the Daily Express could move to Old Trafford along with Muller in an incredible double deal. 6 When queried about the depth of his striking options, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted he may have a shock signing up his sleeve.The Dutchman has insisted that, despite his forward line looking weaker following the exits of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, he’s not too concerned about it.Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and James Wilson are recognised strikers, while Memphis Depay is likely to be used centrally too, although perhaps in the no.10 role.Van Gaal also added he might have a little surprise, should he need to strengthen.But who could the 63-year-old be talking about? talkSPORT takes a look at the possibilities.Click the right arrow above for some possible candidates…last_img read more