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

Google Responds to Android Malware with Remote App Removal

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces audrey watters Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Google#mobile#web Last Tuesday, news broke that over 50 applications in the Android Market were found to contain malware that could be exploited to gain root control over a phone and steal sensitive data. Google removed the applications from the market but offered no public comment about the issue, and so questions remained about what would happen to the 50,000 some-odd apps that had already been downloaded.On Saturday evening, Google announced that it had initiated the “remote application removal feature,” that allowed it to wipe the malicious apps from infected Android devices without any additional action on the part of users.Google also said that it would be pushing an Android Market security update out to those devices that would prevent attackers from accessing any more information via the exploit. Google said those users would get an email update as well as a notification on their phones that “Android Market Security Tool March 2011” had been installed.According to Google, the malicious applications only impacted those phones running version 2.2.1 and lower. However, that’s still the majority of Android devices, and this episode is another testament to the continuing fragmentation of the Android market. Google says it’s “working with our partners to provide the fix for the underlying security issues,” so the fix is now in the hands of carriers to roll out.But this latest security issue isn’t simply a matter of fragmentation; it’s a matter of malicious apps appearing in the Android Market in the first place. Google says that it is “adding a number of measures to help prevent additional malicious applications using similar exploits from being distributed through Android Market,” but it doesn’t specify what those steps will be. While this may be the first time Google has had to invoke the remote “kill switch,” it isn’t the first time it’s had to yank malicious apps from the Android Market. Is Google doing enough to keep users safe? And what can be done to address the carriers’ role in security? last_img read more

IPL probe: ED issues summons to Ravi Shastri

first_imgSpeeding up its probe into the finances of Indian Premier League, the Indian Enforcement Directorate has summoned former Indian cricket captain Ravi Shastri for questioning in connection with the alleged financial irregularities in the IPL.Former Indian Captain Ravi Shastri Shastri, who is out of the country currently, has been asked to help the ED in answering certain questions related to the Twenty20 league as he was on the IPL Governing Council, sources involved in the investigation said.Shastri has been called to be present at the ED’s office here next week to speed up the probe into the case.The ED is also probing the role of ex-IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, who is currently in London, for alleged contraventions of foreign exchange rules.The ED is investigating into the alleged violations under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against various IPL franchises and foreign exchange and remittance related offences and connected issues concerning both the IPL and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).With inputs from PTIlast_img read more