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Nettie Peters’ Alleged Killer Testifies

first_imgJefferson Dahn, who is accused of stabbing to death Antoinette Nettie Peters, took the witness stand, on Thursday June 5, alleging that the victim was murdered by her boyfriend, Bonfrer Adidee, a Ugandan UNMIL civilian staff.Dahn, a private security guard employed by Adidee, was indicted for allegedly murdering Nettie in early January 2013.Testifying in the murder case at Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice, defendant Dahn explained that while he was performing his normal duty, his bossman, Adidee, approached him and said he wanted him, Dahn, to do something for him.He alleged that Adidee did not tell him what he Adidee wanted him (Dahn) to do during the discussion.Instead, he asked him to open the compound gate, got into his vehicle and left that morning for work at the UNMIL head office.Following his departure, Dahn further alleged that the victim, Nettie asked him to buy her a Comium scratch card, which, according to him, he did, but was gone for several hours.He claimed that before leaving the compound, he left the gate key with the victim.He also explained to the court that after he returned with the scratch card, he met the compound locked and he decided to knock on the gate.Surprisingly, he claimed, his boss Adidee, who had left for work, opened the gate and asked him to enter the compound.When he entered, Dahn alleged Adidee asked him where he was coming from.“And I answered him that Nettie sent me to buy her scratch card,” Dahn explained to the Court.“He instructed me to follow him into his living room, and I did,” Dahn further narrated.When both of them entered the living room, Dahn alleged that Adidee asked him to go in his bed room and bring Nettie outside.“I refused to obey his order and asked him since I started work with him, he had never asked us to do such a thing. Why it is that he wants me to do that,” the defendant further alleged.Dahn claimed that after he refused to bring Nettie outside of Adidee’s bedroom, his bossman offered a dell laptop, two phones and a bag containing US$600, but he again refused the offer.He further claimed that the UNMIL staff also left his bundle of key with him, but could not say what he wanted him to do with the keys.While he and Adidee were in the living room, Dahn alleged that his UNMIL bossman said to him, “Dahn go bring two glasses, which I did.”The Defendant in his testimony alleged that when brought the two glasses to Adidee, he (Adidee) asked him to open his freezer (ice box) and bring to him a bottle of juice, which he did.“Adidee took the bottle of juice and put it into the two glasses and asked both of us to drink.”After drinking the juice, Dahn alleged “I fell asleep in his living room, and upon waking up I could not see anyone, neither hear a voice.”He added, “While sitting in the living room, it was when I saw blood spreading from Adidee’s room into the living room.”“I then took the bundle of key and opened the door, and it was when I saw Nettie lying on the floor dead,” defendant Dahn explained to the court.“I hurriedly came outside and called one of my friends, Nickerson Tomah, and I explained everything that had happened in the compound to him.”Closing arguments are to follow on a date yet to be announced by the Court, after which the jury will render its verdict.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia Ends Gabon 2017 Journey in Tunis

first_imgThe formbooks said Liberia’s Lone Star missed their chance when they allowed Togo to force them to a 2-2 draw; and if they had won that game, it could have earned them 12 points clear. If that had happened, their 4-1 loss to Tunisia yesterday could not have affected their 12 points, and they would have been second in Group A.And because they failed to beat Togo, they went to Tunisia on a 10 points tie with Tunisia; and so with their last game in favor of Tunisia, the North Africans now topped Group A with 13 points. Togo comes next with 11 points, one point over Liberia, who still remains at 10 points. Lone Star’s disastrous performance was foreshadowed by their friendly against the U-20 national team of Morocco that defeated the national team 4-2.Meanwhile, there were 14 games held throughout Africa yesterday, with yet five more games to go. Ethiopia fell behind against Seychelles in Hawassa before goals from Getaneh Kebede and Saladin Said either side of half-time brought a 2-1 win and hope of qualification as one of the best two runners-up.It was the sixth goal of the qualifying campaign for Kebede in Group J and moved him to the top of the scorers’ charts. Fouad Al Triki scored a late goal as Libya shocked Cape Verde 1-0 in a Group F match interrupted when a dog wandered onto the pitch in Praia.Defeat eliminated Cape Verde, who were briefly ranked No.1 in Africa this year and had been seeking a third consecutive Cup of Nations appearance.A brilliant goal from Manchester City teenager Kelechi Iheanacho on 78 minutes earned already-eliminated Nigeria a 1-0 Group G win over Tanzania in Uyo.The Super Eagles took a short corner and the striker moved across the edge of the penalty area before unleashing a left-foot thunderbolt into the roof of the net.Group H winners Ghana lacked numerous first choices, including Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan, and were held 1-1 in Accra by Rwanda.Samuel Tetteh put the Black Stars ahead midway through the opening half with a low shot and Muhadjir Hakizimana leveled off a free-kick seven minutes from time.Mozambique jumped from fourth to second in the same mini-league after a last-gasp goal earned a 1-0 win over Mauritius in Maputo. Cameroon cruised to a 2-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Group M team Gambia in Limbe. Benjamin Moukandjo converted a first-half penalty for a foul on Karl Toko Ekambi, who scored the second goal soon after half-time.A dismal run by Angola in Group B extended to five matches without a win when they were held 1-1 by Madagascar in Luanda.Bapasy put the visitors ahead during the opening half with a glancing header off a corner and Gelson leveled nine minutes into the second half.Senegal finished with a perfect Group K record thanks to a predictable 2-0 win over Namibia in Dakar through goals from Balde Keita and Famara Diedhiou. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Company looking to sell assets in Peace River Coalfield

first_img“It requires a significant amount of capital to bring them into production, and that’s where some of the larger companies come in,” he said. It was announced yesterday a global mining giant is looking to acquire a privately-owned exploration company with properties in the Peace River Coalfield near Chetwynd.Vancouver-based First Coal Corporation has received an all-cash offer of purchase from Xstrata Coal – a Sydney, Australia-based company with interests in over 30 coal mine projects around the world, as well as other mineral holdings – to acquire 100 per cent of First Coal’s shares, options and warrants. The offer is for $1.75 (Cdn.) per share, which would value the Canadian company at about $147 million.First Coal’s board of directors unanimously endorsed the transaction, and it will now require a two-thirds vote from the company’s shareholders, which is expected to take place on Aug. 2.- Advertisement -Founded in 2004, the company has 940 square kilometres under tenure licence or under application for license in the Peace River Coalfield. The company has focused on its Central South property, which is expected to produce 1.5 million tonnes of coal annually over a 10 to 15 year lifespan, which was to be followed by development of another 1.5 million tonnes annually from its South Cirque property.”From the perspective of the company – First Coal is an exploration company – moving forward with this project and the other properties that we have, a great deal of technical expertise and financial strength is required, and Xstrata brings both of those to First Coal,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO of the company.He said both of those properties are still a few years out from being put into production, as environmental assessments and extensive First Nations consultations are still required.Advertisement Smith said metallurgical (steel-making) coal is in high demand around the world, which is driving the interest in coal in the Northeast and in other places around the world. He said the region also has a few distinct advantages.”Northeastern B.C. has both prime-coking coal and PCI coal, both of which are used to make steel. The shipping distances from Prince Rupert to Asia are closer than Vancouver and other places, so there is an advantage on the shipping side. Consumers also look for supply diversification from various places in the world – metallurgical coal is not available everywhere – so they look to diversify supply from various regions.”The acquisition of coal-producing assets in the region by foreign investors is certainly not new, as late last year a major deal was approved that saw Florida-based Walter Energy purchase Vancouver-based Western Coal – which operates three mines in the region – in a deal worth $3.3 billion.Smith said its typical with these types of resource developments for a smaller company to undertake the exploration and permitting work and then seek third-party investment to develop the resource once it is proven.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Reports: Aston Villa agree £8m fee for Manchester United midfielder

first_imgManchester United have accepted an £8million bid from Aston Villa for Tom Cleverley, according to various reports.Louis van Gaal is looking to shake up his Red Devils squad with just four days remaining of the transfer window and the England international is deemed surplus to requirements.Cleverley came up through the ranks at Old Trafford and was tipped for great things with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson identifying him as a potential replacement for midfield legend Paul Scholes.However, the 25-year-old has struggled to fulfil his potential and in the last couple of seasons he has become a subject of ridicule for United and England supporters.Everton, Arsenal, Sunderland and West Ham have also been linked with moves for the midfielder, but Villa appear to have stolen a march on their rivals to secure Cleverley’s services.Van Gaal is believed to have told Cleverley he has no future with the Red Devils this week as the Dutchman continues to be linked with big money moves for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley could join Aston Villa 1last_img read more