Man, 24, Commits Suicide in Police Cell

first_imgRelatives and friends of Papa Walker, 24, are asking how he hanged himself last Tuesday, while he was detained on a charge of ‘disorderly conduct’ at the New Kru Town Police Depot, near Monrovia.An Investigation conducted by the Daily Observer revealed that Papa Walker allegedly assaulted his sister, whose identity could not be verified, following an altercation over child support fees with his eleven-month old son’s mother, who is also yet to be identified.The deceased’s brother, Benjamin Walker, told the Daily Observer that Papa Walker and his girlfriend had a serious misunderstanding Monday night about financial assistance to take care of the child.“The girl and my brother argued about the money and after much argument back and forth he agreed to find some money for her on Tuesday.“That night my brother was so angry that my sister (not named), got on the girl’s side,” Benjamin Walker said.He explained that Papa Walker, a motorbike rider, “jumped on our sister and I intervened to separate them.”He said the unidentified sister returned on Tuesday morning to their Karpeh Street residence, along with an officer of the Liberia National Police, assigned at the New Kru Depot.“My brother was asked to go to the police station and when he got there he was detained,” he said.While efforts were being made to secure his release, we got the news in the afternoon that my brother had hanged himself in the cell.”The news of the alleged suicide took the Borough of New Kru Town by storm and it drew hundreds of residents, mostly young people, to the police depot.Meanwhile, the Liberia National Police withdrew officers assigned at the Depot and replaced them with a contingent of officers who took positions around the Police Depot, asking bystanders to leave.The incident of suicide is not common in the Borough, according to residents who spoke to the Daily Observer.“While we are confused as to how this boy could hang himself in a police cell, this sad story is a case involving a young father who found it difficult to provide financial support to his child,” an elder said.Another resident, a mother of five, told the Daily Observer that “unlike before, motor bike riders are now restricted to communities and the young riders don’t earn much money and this has led to such a tragedy.”Slum communities, like New Kru Town, West Point and Clara Town, (all in Monrovia) are filled with stories of young fathers who are unable to provide for their children due to lack of economic empowerment.“This is one of the challenges facing the Liberian government,” said a former student of D. Twe Memorial High School, who did not want to identified.Parents in New Kru Town are worried that what began with the need for financial support for a child sadly culminated in the death of a young man that his brother, Benjamin told the Daily Observer was a “hustler who was fighting hard to survive.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Minister Ngafuan Extols Two Outgoing Ambassadors for ‘Excellent’ Ties of Friendship

first_imgForeign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has showered praises on two distinguished outgoing Ambassadors accredited to Liberia from South Africa and La Côte d’Ivoire, respectively, for their “remarkable and outstanding” roles played in cementing the existing relationships between their countries and Liberia.Minister Ngafuan made the assertion last Friday at a farewell reception held in honor of South Africa, Ambassador Masilo Esau Mabeta and Ivorian Ambassador Kapieletins Soro’s.Minister Ngafuan expressed deep gratitude to the two Ambassadors for the cordial relations, and for working to expand the cooperation between their countries and Liberia. He said the ties between Liberia and South Africa, and La Côte d’Ivoire has grown even stronger, especially during the tenure of the two outgoing Envoys.While thanking the South African Ambassador for his instrumentality in ensuring that South African visas are issued in Monrovia, Minister Ngafuan said the country will miss him, “because he came with special thoughts in his own ways to achieve his goals, to which other government officials can attest. He knows all the villages, towns, counties across Liberia. So thank you very much for what you have done,” Minister Ngafuan told Ambassador Mabeta.While bidding the two Envoys farewell on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Minister thanked both for serving their respective countries well. By that, they have also served the continent well, and by serving the continent well, you have served mankind well.The Foreign Minister also paid special homage to Ambassador Mabeta’s wife, adding that she has been an integral part of all he husband success.He said under Ambassador Mabeta’s tenure, the relations between Liberian and South Africa have grown to a new level, especially with the issuance of South African visas in Liberia which, he noted, have considerably reduced the financial burden on Liberians. Also hailing the cordial relationship between Liberia and La Côte d’Ivoire, the Foreign Minister recounted Ambassador Soro’s excellent role in cementing the ties of cordiality between the two countries.He added that Ambassador Soro has worked closely with Liberia in solving most of the growing challenges, especially the cross border crisis between both nations, which he said was addressed through the quadripartite frameworks, which led to the holding of several meetings between the two sisterly countries and brought together their two Heads of State and government along with the two UN Missions in both countries.He stated that due to the mutual cooperation and commitment of Ambassador Soro, some of the obstacles facing the two nations’ relationships were brought to a peaceful settlement, which helped to avoid potential crisis in the region. He stressed that while the border crisis was at the state of escalating, the two countries’ presidents and their foreign ministers had to work “very hard” at improving the security situation along their common borders.For his part, Ambassador Soro thanked officials, who turned out to grace what he called special occasion. He specifically thanked Minister Ngafuan for the personal and official assistance his Ministry rendered him while he was on his tour of duty in Liberia.He also hailed the hospitality of the Liberian Government and people for the manner in which his country’s refugees’ issues were managed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS – NAOMH NAILLE DANCE TO SUPPORT THE MEN

first_imgLotto: Numbers drawn at weekend were 6,7,4,3,1,5,2. There was no jackpot winner, consolation prize goes to Hugo Sweeney Jnr, Summer Hill, Donegal Town. Next week’s Jackpot is €1000. Support for The Men: Come along to the Blue Stack Centre, Drimrone this Friday 20th at 10pm for what is sure to be a great night of dancing, jiving and socializing. The club and parish want to show their support for the Senior and Reserve men and what better way than having a dance. The band on the night are the great “Final Touch” to keep you all on the dance floor. Also on the night the all senior & reserve players & managers will be present and there will be an “Up for the Match” themed interview session with them to help get us all revved up for the big games. There will be a full bar stocked and refreshments served.  Tickets are on sale for €10 from players, managers and committee members, these tickets also put you into a draw for 2 All Ireland Hurling Replay tickets, so come along for what is sure to be a great night and show your support for the teams. The flags and bunting are going up all around the parish to also show our support and help cheer the boys on. Anyone interested in helping out please contact Frankie Greene, Cieran Kelly, John Campbell or Joe Brennan. Scór: It’s Scór na Nóg time again and the club are looking for U16’s to compete in the following sections: Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Instrumental Music, Ceili Dancing, Novelty act & Quiz. Anyone interested in the above please contact Ann Marie Sheerin on 087 2749158 as soon as possible.  Games: The U16 boys had a very entertaining game last week against Na Rossa in the League Semi-final in Ardara with it ending in a draw. The replay will be played this week at the same venue, the evening is yet to be decided.The U8’s had a great morning out at a blitz in Ardara on Saturday were they came home with some silverware to finish off their season nicely.Also on Saturday the U13 boys had a great win at home to Killybegs. They were down by 5 points at half time but came back fighting in the second half to win by 3 points. Well done boys!U12 girls had a great evening out in Ballyshannon on Friday they showed great spirit winning the last game against four masters. They are out again this Friday evening in Bundoran at 6 for their last Blitz of the year. Junior Strictly Come Dancing: The auditions are over and the dancers have been picked. The rehearsals are getting into swing right away and they are all excited. A big thanks and well done to all who auditioned there is great talent in the parish. The show will take place on the 9th of November.GAA NEWS – NAOMH NAILLE DANCE TO SUPPORT THE MEN was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CLUB NOTESnaomh naillelast_img read more

President and COO of Nationstar Retires

first_img Harold Lewis Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Servicing Operations 2015-05-15 Staff Writer May 15, 2015 700 Views Nationstar Mortgage Holdings’ president and COO, Harold Lewis recently announced his retirement from the company effective May 31st. David Hisey also recently informed Nationstar of his resignation on May 13, 2015, as reported in the company’s 8K Form. Hisey announced that he is leaving the company and will resign as EVP, chief strategy and external affairs officer effective at the close of business on June 19, 2015.Lewis has been with the company and in his current position since February 2012 and also held the same position at Nationstar Mortgage, LLC since September 2012, according to his bio on Nationstar’s website.Prior to Nationstar, Lewis was COO at CitiMortgage, where he stayed for almost three years and ran the Citi Homeowner Assistance Program. He also held executive positions at Fannie Mae for seven years and was their SVP of national servicing most recently.Mr. Lewis has also held senior management roles with Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group, Nations Credit, Bank of America/Barnett Bank, Cardinal Bank Shares, and Union Planter National Bank.Nationstar told MReport, Lewis had no specific reason for retirement and worked “a long, highly successful career” in the mortgage industry.Nationstar CEO Jay Bray will take over Lewis’ title of president when he steps down, remaining the CEO for the company as well, Nationstar says. Mike Rawls, who has been with the company for 15 years, will be promoted to EVP of servicing and will take over the company’s servicing operations, a duty that formerly belonged to Lewis. President and COO of Nationstar Retirescenter_img in Headlines, News, Servicing Sharelast_img read more