Magistrate Sends Murder Case to Circuit Court, With Probable Cause

first_imgMagistrate Richard Browne of the Buchanan City Court in Grand Bassa County has, with probable cause, transferred a murder case to the Second Judicial Circuit Court in the county, following the ruling of the preliminary examination proceeding of the case last weekThe case was formally brought before the court for pre-trial proceeding on September 10 with the dependants Samuel Tarragban, James Reeves, Emmanuel Joludoe, Onegar Zangban, Philip Zeo, and Daniel Ben being charged with murder.At the call of the case, the state was represented by the Ministry of Justice through its prosecuting Attorneys with the Buchanan City Solicitor Isaac Yorcee and Buchanan Assistant City Solicitor Johnson Tukeh, in association with Grand Bassa County Attorney, Cllr. Onesimus Banwon.The county’s Public Defender, Cllr. Paul P. Jarvan represented the legal interest of the defendants.Following the representation, which the court granted, the state moved the court for a plea of nulli prosequio in favor of three of the defendants, Onegar Zangban, Daniel Ben and Philip Zeo, and the Public Defender interposed no objection.The court having granted same, gave an order to the clerk of the court, Samuel Bryant,  and he qualified and sequestrated the state witnesses in the persons of Onegar Zangban, Philip Zeo and Daniel Ben, as well as the Deputy CID Commander of the Grand Bassa County Police Detachment, John W. Toby.The state’s first witness, Onegar Zangban, testified that he met defendants Samuel Tarragban, James Reeves and Emmanuel Juludoe brutally killing Nimley Tarr in an old sugar cane farm near Pay’s Town in District #1, in Grand Bassa County, on August 10, 2014.He further explained that the prime defendants threatened to kill him should he expose the incident to anybody.The second state witness, CID Deputy Commander John W. Toby, in his testimony, narrated that during their preliminary interrogation, the missing man (Tarr) was on August 24, 2014  discovered dead in a sugar cane farm in Pay Toe’s Town in District #1, with the arm and heart missing.  He quoted the testimony of witness Onegar Zangban.In his ruling after the testimonies of the witnesses and arguments between the state prosecution and the defense lawyer, Magistrate Browne said murder is universally considered one of the greatest crimes against society.He reiterated that society must be protected by the law of the land and someone held for that crime must be for probable cause established, and where the evidence proven fails to meet the test, then the law will acquit the accused.According to Magistrate Brown, the state witnesses’ testimonies were reliable, trustworthy and corroborated with the coroner’s jury reports which linked in the proof of circumstantial, presumptive and positive evidence that built a solid chain of probable cause.He underscored that in view and wherefore the state had established probable cause that a crime was committed and the defendants committed murder, they are answerable at the Second Judicial Circuit Court in the county.Based upon his order, the Clerk of the court, Mr. Stephen Quahgar, has transmitted the record of the trial proceedings along with the defendants to the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Upper Buchanan for trial.Meanwhile, the clerk of the Circuit Court, Mr. Emmanuel Quergar, has acknowledged receipt of the records from the Buchanan City Court along with the defendants in question.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WORLD’S MOST STUNNING COASTAL CHALLENGE LAUNCHED IN BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgIT has been dubbed the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Race’ – and today the organisers of the 2012 Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge announced details of this year’s event.The 10 mile international event which has developed in the two years since the opening attempt in 2010 attracting  close to 500 and is confident of increased participants this Easter Saturday April 7th 2pm.A community event which also willl once again have an interested international dimension with a group already signed up. The project being driven by the local Development Assoc. who in addition to rolling out an opportunity  for local  people  hopes to build the atmosphere for  participants, in an area renowned for its beautiful scenery, world class golf courses, hill walking, surfing, excellent hotels offering special deals for the period –  the complete package for interests over the normally quiet Easter weekend.An added dimension this time round will be a 100m beach run for primary school children – certificates for all and a few Easter eggs.Sunday morning offers a number of led walks from the village . All in all a weekend of activity.Held against the backdrop of the Isle Of Doagh, Lagg, Malin and the local iconic landmark that is Glashedy finishing on Pollan Beach. Run / Walk / Jog this challenge is for all and  now is the time to commit as Race Director and London Olympic Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle outlined: “Talk right now after the festive season is of getting fitter, healthier, losing weight etc so why not commit bringing your family and friends on board.”Full dertails on www.visitballyliffin.com on which you will find entry form leaving it in with staff at ballyliffin P O, queries if neccessary at ballyliffincoastalchallenge@gmail.com or help spread the word by logging on to facebook.The race route can be viewed on youtube as can a promo video done for 2011 which gives a flavour – with others on donegaldaily’s Youtube channel.The race which is slowly building a national /international reputation can in 2012 be the best ever, said Patsy.This year’s event also extends an invitation to all voluntary organisations in the Inishowen area and Donegal to use the Coastal challenge as a conduit for raising finance for their club, association etc requiring members getting out there seeking sponsorship which their group then retain. WORLD’S MOST STUNNING COASTAL CHALLENGE LAUNCHED IN BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: January 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballyliffin coastal challengedonegallast_img read more