Officer 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)
Former Lusignan Golf Club President (LGC) Hilbert Shields flexed his muscles outside of his official capacity to snare the inaugural Karibee Rice Open title on Saturday, July 14.Winner of the Karibee Rice Golf Open, Hilbert Shields (centre) is flanked by other winners including LGC President Aleem Hussain and Joaan DeoIt was a star-studded event featuring a number of high-profile golfers, who commenced battle at 12:30h with the official tee-off. Thereafter, it was Shields, who maintained his grip over the competition to finish with 66/18.The ex-Head of the LGC was closely trailed by Richard Haniff 68/10 (second); Joaan Deo 69/17 (third) and Best Net winner Nazeem Haniff 70/8 (fourth). Nazeem bagged the Best Gross Award for his 78.Following the match, Shields, during his brief remarks. stated: “Firstly, I was very relaxed and played so well today because of the great company. I played with Messrs Clifford Reis and Mark Lashley. Secondly, being also from the Corentyne, I was determined to make a special effort to celebrate this great gesture of our sponsor – Nand Persaud Company.”Also on hand were Honorary Consul of Malaysia to Guyana, Vic Oudit and his wife, Dawn, who assisted in the distribution of the prizes to the winners. Honorary Consul Oudit, in brief remarks, said, “I am delighted and fully in support of the development of the Club house, the course, the lawns, and the ambience of the Lusignan Golf Club, having known it for several years now.”He continued, “In fact, I am determined to bring my friends and expose them to the great atmosphere here, and to promote the Club and golfing in Guyana. Already, one of my friends was also so impressed today that he immediately enrolled his wife and children as members of the Club.”On hand representing Nand Persaud, the producers of Karibee Rice, was Jai Prakash, who thanked the LGC for allowing them to host such a successful tournament and was hopeful of more ventures in the near future.