‘I Did not Kill a Fly’

first_imgGeorge Kailondo, the man who reportedly extended an invite to fallen GT Bank Manager, Dan Orogun, for a cruise on his luxury boat near his home on the Robertsfield Highway, has finally broken silence about what might have actually happened. Mr. Kailondo, in a press conference on Friday, February 12, held at his business center in Monrovia, denied allegations by Orogun’s family that he is responsible for his death, saying he was also bereaved by his death.“I did not kill a fly, even when I was down, and can’t do such now in the name of getting rich because income has increased. I have been silent because of the death of a friend and brother. We were together almost all the time and shared things in common, especially during the weekend,” Mr. Kailondo said.He said he was surprised by the false allegations made by the family, stating that, “Mr. Orogun’s presence at my place was based on the invitation sent to him through a telephone call; Mr. Orogun called me to have a boat ride with him; I did not invite him.” He maintained that the invitation for the boat ride with the former GT bank manager was not the first time. He said two of them previously met on October 24, 2015.“If we were not at my hotel, we would have been at another Nigerian guy’s hotel around the King’s FM building,” Mr. Kailondo said. Mr. Orogun was more than a friend to me; I considered him as my brother.” Mr. Orogun’s suspicious drowning came to light when his remains were discovered on January 24 in a river near Kailondo’s home.Fingers have since been pointed at Mr. Kailondo, who was reported to be with Orogun on the ride.People’s suspicion of Kailondo’s involvement in Mr. Orogun’s death intensified when the spokesman of the Orogun family, Mr. Felix Orogun, said the blood of their deceased brother is on the head of Mr. Kailondo.Mr. Kailondo, in reaction to the report of his involvement at a press conference in Monrovia over the weekend, broke silence, noting that he has no hand in the death of someone he considers “a friend and brother.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Child Advocacy Centre opens in Linden

first_img…to cater for victims of child sexual abuseThe Social Protection Ministry, through the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), has partnered with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Blossom Inc and the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) to establish a “One Stop Centre” for vulnerable children in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell cutting the ribbon to open the Centre, assisted by LHC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Farouk Riyasat and officials gathered at the launchThe Centre is established for children who are victims of sexual abuse.It will provide support for interviewing and after-care services. Similar centres are earmarked to be established throughput the regions of Guyana, to bring relief to vulnerable children and their families.Situated in a space set aside at the LHC, the Centre was officially launched on Tuesday in the presence of numerous officials.Speaking at the simple ceremony, Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell expressed gratitude to the team, noting that it was a commendable effort.Deputy Director of Children Services, Fiona October, who also addressed the gathering, said that the process will have the involvement of other partners such as law enforcement, the prosecution and the health sector to record the child victim’s account of abuse.She said the process will require a forensic interviewer in a special room while the representatives from the key disciplines observe and listen to the interview in a different space.This will facilitate the child having to tell of the incident only once and thereafter commence the healing process and court support to see the case through the judicial system, October indicated.Regional Chairman Renis Morian congratulated the agencies as he encouraged them to move beyond a space, to establish a permanent building in the Region. Morian pointed out that some of the greatest crimes against children were committed in their homes, as he urged all to push to ensure children’s rights are protected.“We need to continue to push more to see more stringent laws enacted to protect our children. I love the space here and I want to encourage all working in this environment to really work assiduously to bring protection for our children…This is a good start, but I’m saying to the Ministry of Social Protection, the Regional Democratic Council, the hospital and every other agency represented here, we need to push the envelope beyond a space, we need a building…,” Morian emphasised.The space was officially declared open by the ceremonial cutting of a ribbon. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) It was a concern all week long for the Arizona Cardinals: their depth at the wide receiver position was at risk given the injuries and health considerations.The Cardinals, though, received good news Sunday morning when it was announced that both Michael Floyd and John Brown will be in uniform for the road matchup against the Carolina Panthers.The two had been considered questionable.Floyd (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, while Brown was limited all week dealing with his own hamstring trouble, the result of having the sickle-cell trait that was diagnosed by a recent blood test. Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Follow Craig Grialou on Twittercenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “I’m feeling good,” he said on Friday.Also good to go is starting left tackle Jared Veldheer, who will play with a cast on his right hand to protect a broken finger.The Cardinals’ inactives include tight end Darren Fells, receiver Chris Hubert, linebacker Alex Okafor, guard Cole Toner plus defensive tackles Olsen Pierre, Ed Stinson and Xavier Williams.Fells (ankle), Okafor (calf) and Stinson (toe) had already been ruled out.Fells is missing his second game of the season, Okafor his first and Stinson his fourth in a row.For the Panthers, cornerback James Bradberry (foot), defensive tackle Vernon Butler (ankle) and tackle Michael Oher (concussion) are out due to injury.The others not in uniform for Carolina are running back Cameron Artis-Payne, linebacker Jeremy Cash as well as tight ends Chris Manhertz and Scott Simonson.Winning in Carolina has proven difficult for the Cardinals in recent memory. They have not won in that state since the 2008 postseason.“This is a huge game for both of us,” head coach Bruce Arians said this week. “They’re coming off their bye week and reset their goals. We’re hobbling into it, but it’s a big game, big game for us on the road. We know we’re going to have to win on the road the rest of the way.” Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more