SEGAL Awarded Best Private Security of 2015

first_imgThe Civil Society Network of Liberia (CSNL) has presented Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL) an award as the best private security of the year 2015.According to the Executive Director of CSNL, Mr. Sensee Kiadii, SEGAL was given the award based on its sacrifices to protect the lives of Liberians and for braving the storm along with the national security apparatus throughout the length and breadth of the nation to ensure a stable and peaceful society.He explained that CSNL was established in 2005 with the objective of bringing together all civil society organizations under a single umbrella in order to serve as a watchdog for all government institutions and private organizations, with the sole responsibility of ensuring that they live up to the expectations of the Liberian people.He encouraged members of SEGAL to keep up the good work by protecting the lives and properties of all in the 13 of Liberia’s 15 counties in which they operate.Turning over the award to SEGAL’s Executive Director, Mr. Momo Cyrus, the Acting Director for Professional Standard at the Liberian National Police (LNP), Randolph Dennis, urged SEGAL to keep up the good work as UNMIL is about to drawdown in June. He said security is crucial to the development of every country because if the country does not have well trained and equipped security forces there would be lack of investment, new businesses and many other things that will stop the country from developing.“In the absence of a better security system, investors will be afraid to transact business in the country and a majority of the people will suffer because there is lack of businesses and investments,” he said.He also disclosed that the LNP, and other security agencies in the country, are prepared to uphold the rule of law and protect the country when UNMIL draws down.“When it comes to security in all of the counties where the presence of UNMIL is not felt, SEGAL securities are covering those areas because the private security is very supportive,” he said.Upon receiving the award, Mr. Cyrus described it as a great milestone.“This certificate will encourage us to keep up the good work by protecting the people of Liberia and we in SEGAL are considering building a SEGAL Plaza that will cost U$250, 000,” he said.He promised to work to ensure that SEGAL remains the best private security firm in the country.He further promised to invest US$75,000 in agriculture so SEGAL’s commanders in all the 13 counties can engage in agriculture.Cyrus stressed that security is key to the development of every country, and called on the government to put a stop to foreign security firms taking over the country.“No foreign security should take over this country to protect our people. Give a chance to private security firms to take responsibility over Liberia because we must foster and build the capacity of the security in Liberia,” Cyrus added.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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KILLERS OF DONEGAL TEEN LOSE LEGAL FREEDOM BID

first_imgMurdered: LiamTwo men jailed for kicking a Donegal teenager to death have lost a legal bid for freedom.Judges rejected challenges from Sean Cruickshank and Edward McEleney to being found guilty of murdering Liam Devlin in Derry. The 19-year-old victim, from Burnfoot, suffered fatal brain injuries during the attack in the city’s Creggan estate in August 2007.Witnesses said Cruickshank, 24, from Lislane Drive, and Edward McEleney, 25, of Circular Road, both in the city, had kicked and stamped on his head.The men were each sentenced to a minimum 11 years behind bars.Both sought to have their murder convictions overturned.Cruickshank’s lawyers argued that he should have been allowed to give evidence about an earlier assault he carried out on Liam Devlin’s brother.The 24-year-old had confronted and head-butted John Devlin on the same night.It was claimed that if full details of his guilty plea to that assault had been put before the jury it would have strengthened his case that he never intended to kill.But Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan, sitting with Lord Justices Girvan and Coghlin, held that his character was damaged by his behaviour in the earlier incident.He said: “In our view any benefit to Cruickshank from introducing such evidence was at best marginal and did not affect the safety of the conviction.”McEleney’s legal team contended that the length and complexity of the trial judge’s charge to the jury rendered the verdict unsafe.
Sir Declan found that prosecution and defence evidence had been “meticulously examined”.He added: “There may have been some sophisticated language but reading the charge as a whole it was delivered in language that was plainly understandable to any juror.“We conclude, therefore, that this criticism of the charge did not affect the safety of the conviction.”All other arguments were also dismissed.Sir Declan confirmed: “For the reasons given we do not consider that the convictions are unsafe.”KILLERS OF DONEGAL TEEN LOSE LEGAL FREEDOM BID was last modified: October 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

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