CDC Lawmaker Disrupts Court Hearing

first_imgA lawmaker of the main opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), was thrown out of the Monrovia City Courtroom last Friday for arguing with the judge at the start of a pretrial hearing involving four partisans of the party.Solomon George, who is Montserrado County District #7 Representative, got into a heated exchange with Magistrate James Dudu, who had sent his party’s youth chair Jefferson Korjee to jail, on Wednesday, November 5.The confrontation took place when Rep. George entered the courtroom as Magistrate Dudu was presiding over the case of Mulbah Morlu and two other CDC members.Without regard for the hearing taking place, Rep. George called out to Morlu, “My general in the struggle, this is truly a CDC general.”His action was met with a swift response from Magistrate Dudu: “Who are you? Don’t you know that we are in session? Who do you think you are?”The Magistrate then warned the CDC lawyer that he would be thrown out of the courtroom by officers if he continued to misbehave.  Later, Magistrate Dudu advised Rep. George to sit down or politely leave the courtroom.Rep. George was however forced to leave the courtroom. As he was led outside, he made these threatening statements: “I want you to remember that there is a time and season for everything. This is your time, but one day our time will come and you people will see what we will do with you.”The altercation took place at the start of a hearing that was supposed to focus largely on lawyers securing a criminal appearance bond for Morlu and other co-defendants.Korjee, Morlu and the co-defendants were charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping and sent to jail when their lawyers and fellow CDC partisans failed to raise the bond in time for their release. They were accused of torturing one Gbeh Salinto Montgomery, believed to be one of the youth executives of the party.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Neymar: I’m not at 100 per cent yet

first_imgBrazil Neymar: I’m not at 100 per cent yet Dejan Kalinic 06:33 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Brazil Getty Brazil Neymar World Cup Friendlies With just three weeks until Brazil’s World Cup opener, the PSG star has admitted he is not yet back to full fitness Brazil star Neymar admits he is not yet 100 per cent fit, three weeks out from the start of the World Cup.The Paris Saint-Germain forward has resumed training as he continues his return from foot surgery, having sustained a broken metatarsal in February.It was expected Neymar would be back for Brazil’s friendly against Croatia on June 3, but the 26-year-old is not quite at full fitness just yet. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I’m still not at 100 per cent,” Neymar told reporters on Sunday.”This will come with time, although there is still an element of discomfort when I make certain moves.”There are still a few days until my return.”Sunday marked three weeks until Brazil’s World Cup opener against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don.While he accepted there were some doubts, Neymar also insisted he was ready to go.”I’m ready to play. There’s nothing that can stop me,” he said.”The fear I feel is because I have stopped for three months, but it won’t prevent me.”last_img read more