Kakata-Monrovia Highway Shooting Alarms Residents

first_imgResidents along the Monrovia-Kakata highway near the vicinity of Bright Farm ran helter-skelter on Saturday, following a sporadic shooting incident that left injured one resident identified as Stephen Borbor.This is the same highway on which the former head of Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) and manager of Morris Farm, Keith Jubah, was murdered on November 1, 2009 by some “disgruntled employees.” Recalling that tragedy, the residents did not wait to see who was doing the shooting, but ran for safety. In this incident, however, the victim survived and was flown to Monrovia where he is reportedly receiving medical treatment at a local hospital for multiple wounds he allegedly sustained during the shootout. Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have confirmed receiving the report and have launched an investigation.Although the LNP is yet to establish the cause of the shooting, it said it is “investigating an alleged shooting incident that took place specifically near the Bright Farm that led to the injury of Mr. Borbor who was shot in the neck.”“Circumstances surrounding the shooting incident have not been established, but people of interest, including Bright Farm Operations Manager Pius Z. George, have been picked up and are being interrogated by police investigators,” an LNP statement released yesterday said.LNP spokesman, Sam Collins, confirmed that the investigation is ongoing but did not elaborate. It may be recalled that in November, 2009, the man then in-charge of overseeing PPPCC, Keith Jubah, was murdered at his home on Morris Farm, on the same Monrovia-Kakata highway. He is also the head of the farm.Mr. Jubah was killed on Sunday evening, November 1, 2009, by a gang of men, who were later described as “disgruntled” former employees of the farm.The late Keith Jubah was one of the country’s most “decent public servants since indeed, he fought against graft,” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said of him during his funeral rites, adding, “He believed in the reform agenda of this country. The President said Liberia had lost a great asset. His death will not go unpunished and those found guilty of this gruesome cowardly act will be brought to justice.”Police launched an investigation into Jubah’s death. Two people were arrested and subsequently prosecuted. They were found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Under-fire Neville apologises for sexist tweets

first_imgThey included a 2012 post that said: “U women of (sic) always wanted equality until it comes to paying the bills #hypocrites”.In another post that same year, Neville tweeted: “Morning men couple of hours cricket be4 (before) work sets me up nicely for the day.”Asked why he had only referred to men in his message, a reply on Neville’s account said: “When I said morning men I thought the women would of been busy preparing breakfast/getting kids ready/making the beds-sorry morning women!”Neville, 41, appeared to delete his Twitter account after the comments were re-published.– ‘Not a true reflection’ –In a statement issued Wednesday by his employers at England’s Football Association, Neville said: “Following comments made a number of years ago I would like to clarify that they were not and are not a true and genuine reflection of either my character or beliefs, and would like to apologise.“I am fully aware of my responsibilities as the England Women’s head coach and am immensely proud and honoured to have been given the role. I am now looking forward to the future and will work tirelessly to try and help bring success to the team.”Neville has also faced flak for a lack of previous experience coaching in the women’s game, although he has enjoyed brief stints in the backroom staffs of Manchester United, England men’s Under-21s and Spanish club Valencia.The Women’s Sports Trust have questioned his credentials, saying: “We are also saddened by Phil Neville’s historical tweets and the lack of comment about this from the FA.”The WST also highlighted concerns over how the FA had come to select Neville as the successor to Mark Sampson, who was sacked in September over allegations of misconduct in a previous role and amid a racism row that led to widespread criticism of senior FA officials.– ‘Parachuted’ –It said it was “disappointed at the apparent lack of transparency and process in the appointment of Phil Neville as the new manager for the England women’s football team.“Our national women’s team deserve the very best coach available to fulfil their enormous potential and inspire millions of men and women.“To see a high-profile, former professional footballer virtually parachuted into such a significant role in football without the level of experience required, undermines the coaching pathway and will be a blow to hundreds of football coaches, both male and female, currently working towards their badges at all levels.”Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes ruled herself out of the England job contention by signing a new long-term contract with the Women’s Super League side.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000No sooner had the former Manchester United and England defender been named to his new position on Tuesday then old messages from his Twitter handle @fizzer18 re-appeared. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 24- Phil Neville apologised on Wednesday for the sexist tweets that have overshadowed his appointment as the new coach of the England women’s football team.No sooner had the former Manchester United and England defender been named to his new position on Tuesday then old messages from his Twitter handle @fizzer18 re-appeared.last_img read more