S/Court Holds Key to Convicted FDA Managers’ Fate

first_imgThe decision about whether or not convicted former Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Moses Wogbeh, and his colleagues would spend ten years behind bars now rests on the Supreme Court of Liberia.Their legal team has filed an appeal to review the initial ruling of Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C.’ Judge Gbeneweleh on August 25 found guilty Wogbeh and four of his colleagues, including a surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, of economic sabotage and ordered them to pay US$10,000 each into government revenue within 72 hours.Judge Gbeneweleh also sentenced them to a period of ten years in prison before asking them to restitute US$6m.His action came after government proved that the convicts accumulated from illegal issuance of 61 Private Use Permits (PUPs) that authorized commercial logging activities on 1.2 million hectares of farmland throughout the country.The accused defense counsels, however, are resisting, basing their arguments on Article 20 (b) of the 1986 Constitution, which provides that “the right of an appeal from a judgment, decree, decision or ruling of any court or administrative board or agency, except the Supreme Court, shall he held inviolable.”The defense counsels hold on to that right to appeal against Judge Gbeneweleh’s decision, meaning that Wogbeh and his colleagues will not be jailed or be made to pay a dime to government, unless the High Court look into the merit and demerit of their request.Another important issue in the case is that all of the convicted men are being placed on a criminal appearance bond, which prevents anyone from arresting them, while the High Court has not heard their appeal as provided by law.Therefore, under Article 20 (b) of the 1986 Constitution, the men are enjoying their freedom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man City 3 Wolves 0 Live: Jesus double cuts Liverpool’s lead – reaction to win

first_imgManchester City cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League table back to four points with an easy win over Wolves at the Etihad.Needing a responce to the Reds’ win at Brighton on Saturday, champions City controlled the Monday night football clash. a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 0 HALF-TIMESo it’s all gone City’s way in the first 45 and referee Pawson has got the big calls right despite protests from the away fans.Jesus’ double and Boly’s red card has surely put this game beyond Wolves and it could become a matter of how many for City. Back underway at the Etihad 🙌Join @JimProudfoot & Ray Houghton for second half commentary of #MCIWOL📻 Live coverage → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/eV2qdqJsMq— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 14, 2019a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 0 HALF-TIME FT: Man City 3-0 Wolves“Manchester City are back to their brilliant best,” says Ray Houghton.Thoughts on the game? 🤔📻 https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD // #MCIWOL pic.twitter.com/L5xIK7OGmy— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 14, 2019a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 0 FULL-TIME Gabriel Jesus bagged a brace either side of Willy Boly’s red card and an own goal from Conor Coady in the second half completed City’s win.Relive the action and reaction with our live blog or click below to get involved with the live coverage on talkSPORT.FirstPrev1 of 3NextLasta year ago14th January 2019MarcThat’s it from us here but make sure to tune into talkSPORT right now for more reaction to the Etihad clash.Thanks for joining us and see you all again soon! 1 a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 0 – Player reactionKyle Walker: “When they go down to ten men we’re always going to find it easier but fair play to them, we were fortunate to get the three goals.“It was disappointing to be left out of the Premier League line up but it was a reality check to sit back and look on the bench. You probably learn more on the bench. I took it all on the chin and have to keep working hard.“I don’t think anything’s changed but we’re getting the rub of the green now. Were still in all four competitions but we have to close Liverpool down and win as many games as possible.”Gabriel Jesus: “I know Sergio [Aguero] is an amazing player and helps me a lot, so when Sergio plays he helps the team and when I play I want to help as well.“I’m playing better and scoring goals is important to me because I am a striker and I need to score goals.” GOAL!! Man City 2-0 Wolves (penalty)#MCIWOL // #MCFC // #WWFC📻 Live coverage → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/BrRzgYBjHL— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 14, 2019 a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 0 FULL-TIMEAnd that is that. No problems at all for City as they see off Wolves thanks to Jesus’ double, Boly’s red card and an own goal from Coady.There will be plenty of reaction to the Etihad clash on talkSPORT right now, go check it out and get involved! a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 092 min: Gundogan gets crowded out as he looks to add his name to the score-sheet late on here. Wolves have done really well to limit the damage and can leave the Etihad with their heads held high.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 089 min: De Bruyne has been magnificent since coming on and he cuts in from the left to drill a cross into the box. Wolves do well to clear but City want a fourth.Then, all of sudden, Wolves win a corner but it’s a waste. Not a lot for the travelling fans to enjoy tonight. Three minutes of stoppage time to come.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 086 min: The Etihad is emptying as Ederson decides to get into the action himself. The keeper has had nothing to do tonight and comes 40 yards out to become City’s holding midfielder for a few seconds much to Guardiola’s disdain. a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 083 min: Around ten minutes to go then at the Etihad, can City find any more goals? a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 0 – Conor Coady OG78 min: And Guardiola does have his third.De Bruyne picks up the ball from a short corner and whips in a devilish cross that nestles into the Wolves net after a slight deflection off Coady. Lovely stuff from De Bruyne.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 0 75 min: Some brilliant play from De Bruyne gets Walker in but he is caught offside. Aguero comes on for Jesus as Guardiola looks for more goals.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 070 min: It’s all very, very comfortable for the home side who are playing some lovely football but without that killer finish in the second half so far.Fernandinho and Walker take aim from range but it’s no good from either. Moutinho, 32, is replaced by Gibbs-White, 18, and Sane is off for Gundogan.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 067 min: De Bruyne takes another crack at goal and put his full force into it. That could have broken the net but it flies wide. Is that some pent up aggression coming out of the Belgian?City pour forward once more but this time Dendoncker can deal with his compatriot De Bruyne to snuff that attack out.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 064 min: Sterling does well again with his movement to win another City corner. The home side work it to De Bruyne but his cross-come-shot is easy for Patricio to deal with.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 061 min: An hour gone at the Etihad and it’s one-way traffic. City not pushing themselves for a third but you feel it could come at any moment.Fernandinho looks to get Sane in with a scooped pass but the Brazilian puts just too much on it.As if Wolves didn’t have it tough enough, David Silva has been replaced by De Bruyne.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 057 min: The Wolves fans have started the oh lays early as Jota goes off and Saiss comes on.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 054 min: Sterling is a touch selfish as he drives forward but wastes his effort. Sane is then put through again and Patricio does well even if the offside flag was up.Fernandinho is next up to take a crack at goal but Patricio can fall on his long shot.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 050 min: Lovely, lovely play from City as Bernardo works the ball to Sane. The German takes aim but gets it horribly wrong and scuffs well wide.Traore is on for Jimenez.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 045 min: We are back underway at the Etihad.Remember, you can catch all the second half action live on talkSPORT right now.Jim Proudfoot and Ray Houghton are on commentary duty and Mark Saggers will have the post-match chat. FirstPrev1 of 3NextLast HT: Man City 2-0 Wolves🗣 “The sending off spoilt the game,” says Ray Houghton in commentary.What did you make of that half? 🤔📻 https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD // #MCIWOL pic.twitter.com/xv4cAHYtGD— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 14, 2019a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 0 HALFTIME a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 044 min: Sterling somehow gets above Wolves’ defenders inside the six yard box but his header is straight at Patricio. The England star should’ve done better there.Three minutes of added time to come.a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 2 Wolves 0 – Gabriel Jesus!40 min: A little stutter and then Jesus slots home City’s second. Coolly done from the Brazilian. Man City beat Wolves 3-0 at the Etihad a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 0 – Manager reactionPep Guardiola: “We have played a lot of time with ten against 11 and we should be more aggressive in our attacking play, but we have a lot of matches in our minds and our legs. “We were solid and didn’t give away many chances so it is three points to keep the pressure on the team at the top of the table.“Most teams come here and defend deep and it is not easy, but we did it well and we got a third to take us closer to Liverpool.” Man City eased past ten-man Wolves to keep the pressure on Liverpool https://t.co/7kaaxx0yIC— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 14, 2019a year ago14th January 2019MarcMan City 3 Wolves 0 – Manager reactionNuno Espirito Santo: “Not only the red card changed the game, but the way we conceded with a long pass. The red card makes the task much harder.“You know it is difficult to stop them but you try to avoid certain situations and it was a 30-yard pass so we must improve. But you do not make a game plan with one less man.“You have to stay in the game and work yourself to the end, and my boys did that so we must look ahead and the next challenge is at home now.”last_img read more