- Search Results
Grand Gedeans Call For Int’l Role.........
Date Uploaded: Apr 01, 2014

The 18 alledege mercenaries



Grand Gedeans Call For Int’l Role In Mercenary Trial
By Comfort Johnson, Intern

MONROVIA, April 1 (LINA) -The Grand Gedeh Association in the Americas has called on the international community to intervene in the mercenary trial involving 18 Grand Gedeh citizens, now taking place at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia.

The 18 Grand Gedeans are on trial for their alleged involvement in the 2011-2012 cross-border attacks into Ivory Coast that left several persons killed, including seven United Nations peacekeepers.

The men have denied the allegation. Speaking to reporters following Tuesday's proceedings at the Criminal Court "D'' in Monrovia,  the financial and budget analyst of the association, Mr. Levi Kahn, said he was  sent by the Association to monitor the trial.

Mr. Kahn expressed frustration at seeing his kinsmen languishing behind bars since they were accused of the crime without adjudication of the matter.

Mr. Kahn argued that weapons exhibited in court by the State that were allegedly used by the accused in the attack, should be forensically tested to authenticate the right person who used them in the attack.

Meanwhile, the first witness in the case, Pascal Kollie on Tuesday continued with his testimony.

Kollie, who last week identified four persons he said participated in the attack, contradicted himself in his testimony on Tuesday by identifying only one person, Neezee Barway, as the general who led the group to fight in Ivory Coast.

Following cross examination, the court was adjourned to resume on Wednesday, April 2.

latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency