Police in the crossroads town of Gbarnga in Central Liberia are investigating a 22-year-old man identified as James Arthur for allegedly shooting a 20-year-old man, Alphonso Dunbar, in the face with a single barrel pistol. Alphonso Dunbar is the head of the community watch team or vigilante group in his town.James Arthur, a resident of Margibi County, allegedly shot Alphonso Dunbar on Tuesday, October 28, at Foella Junction in Kpaii District on the main highway leading to Ganta.According to Police accounts, the suspect employed the service of a motorcyclist, only identified as Remember, to take him (Arthur) to Foella Junction to one of his friends referred to as Junior.Police records established that as they reached Foella Junction, the motorcyclist demanded that James Arthur pay for his service before entering into any negotiation.The information further indicates that when suspect Arthur disembarked from the motorbike, he immediately ran into a house which reportedly belongs to the victim’s aunt.The investigation added that the community residents pursued him through the back of the house and arrested him. They, including the town chief Togbah Paye, began to interrogate Arthur and asked him to open his hand bag to inspect the things that were in the bag.Police investigations further stated that while inspection of the bag was going on, the suspect reached for his short barrel gun and allegedly shot his victim, Alphonso Dunbar, in his jaw, wounding him seriously.Police records reveal that this is not the first time James Arthur has been involved in motorcycle theft. Police said suspect Arthur in 2012 wasted hot tea on another motorcyclist in Congo Town, Monrovia and made away with the motorcycle.When contacted at the Gbarnga Police cell, suspect James Arthur told the Daily Observer that he fired the gun in fear of Dunbar and others rushing at him in a manner that suggested that he was under attack. He said his plan was to hold the motorcyclist at gun point and steal his vehicle. But his plan did failed because everywhere they passed, there were so many people around that he did not think he would have been able to get away so easily.So, when the motorcyclist decided that he would go no further until he had been paid, Arthur got off and went into the house, attempting to get away.The suspect told this reporter that he purchased the single barrel gun in Kakata from a Guinean trader whose name he did not mention but that he bought the gun also to protect himself against any criminals or would be criminals.“I do not have any criminal record. This is my first time being tempted by the devil to get involved in such a criminal act,” said James Arthur, whose statement sharply contradicts the information the police have about him.He informed the Daily Observer that he was tempted to get involved in motor bike theft because his fiancée, which he identified as Doris, a resident of Congo Town in Monrovia, always tormented him for money, fashion wear and other “fine things”. Meanwhile, Police have charged suspect James Arthur with attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He is being sent to court awaiting prosecution.Information from the Phebe Hospital, where victim Alphonso Dunbar is undergoing medical treatment, suggests that the victim’s condition is stable and improving but that he might need the intervention of a traditional herbalist in order to remove the pellets from his body.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Deeney is left wondering why Southgate still picks Welbeck Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Troy Deeney has questioned Gareth Southgate’s England squad selection for their recent games against Spain and Switzerland.The Watford frontman has been in fine form this season as the Hornets sit fourth in the Premier League table with four wins from their opening five games. Deeney led Watford to a brilliant comeback victory over Tottenham earlier this month Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 4 smart causal Watford boss Javi Gracia has set strict nutritional plans for all of the players which has helped the striker.Deeney also appears to be happier and enjoying football under Gracia’s guidance and opened up on recent struggles with his mental health.He said: “Everyone’s got issues. There’s a stigma in football that you earn a certain amount of money, how dare you have issues.“It’s perceived that money can take care of anything but in my experience it makes everything 15 times harder because you can’t act ‘normal’ and you’re not allowed to be vulnerable or weak but we all are. “If you look at a Danny Ings, Glenn Murray, Callum Wilson, we would probably all be arguing ‘well what do I need to be in the team?’ Because no offence to Danny Welbeck, I’ve got a lot of time for Danny Welbeck, but he’s not playing and he’s still being picked, so is it a case that’s just the team?”Deeney, 30, is now focusing on carrying on his good form for his club after coming into the new season a lot fitter after working on his health during the summer.“I got up on my 30th birthday and went to the bathroom and looked into the mirror and thought ‘ooft, is this what it has come to? It was the first time I’d looked at my body and I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing.“This season I’ve been written off and people have called me fat so I’ve thought I’ll show you. I just need to be motivated and stimulated mentally. I know I can do anything if I put my mind to it.” Deeney opened up on his battles with his mental health following the losses of his father and grandfather 4 REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “It’s gone from grieving, where I lost my dad and my grandad within 18 months trying to learn how to grieve how to let people back in, obviously when I went to jail I closed up really quickly.“I always break it down I am three different people. I’m Troy Deeney the footballer, I’m daddy who the kids get to see and I’m Troy which a few of my mates get to see. I’m genuinely a big softie, I put this front on, and I’m just a laid back fool really.“I’ve got a psychologist now, I still see him twice a week, it’s gone from lifestyle to sports management, how to get me into that zone.”He is hoping the club can build on their early success this season and is targeting a top ten finish for Watford.Deeney added: “Top 10 is definitely achievable, we need to look at being best of the rest, and between seventh and 10th would be unbelievable.” 4 Deeney has become a fan favourite at Vicarage Road 4 Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware REVEALED huge blow possible standings no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining There have been suggestions Deeney should receive his first Three Lions call-up especially after Jamie Vardy announced his international retirement in August.Deeney said: “I respected his [Southgate’s] decision, I can’t say I was overjoyed not to be in it, I’m one of those that believe you have to earn it, I don’t think four games is anywhere near enough to say I should be in the England team.”When asked about Southgate’s reasoning behind his squad selection, Deeney was typically open and honest.He added: “I think his response was interesting, that he’s good enough for Watford but not for us, that message comes across that anyone who plays for a lesser team that doesn’t plays a certain style of football isn’t going to be good enough for England.
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said Kolkata Knight Riders’ recent slump in form would not have any bearing on the Eliminator on Wednesday as they have enough experience of playing in the knockouts.The Knight Riders have lost four out of their last five matches.”KKR’s form over the past two weeks is not going to be relevant tomorrow. They have got a lot of experience in that team. There are lot of players who know how to win play-offs.”So, we make sure that we focus on us and play with the same mindset we have been playing so far,” Moody said.Moody refused to pick any individual player who can prove to be a nightmare for the defending champions, saying there are a number of them capable of troubling his team.”There are enough good players in their side. KKR have been champions twice. They have got some high class players, so there is no individual that I would like to pick. They are good and that is why they are playing the eliminator.”On David Warner’s captaincy, Moody said the Australian batsman is one of those who “relishes the challenge of captaincy and thrives as a batsman and a fielder”.”Tactically too Warner is thorough in pre-match preparations and in strategising, besides allowing his players to express themselves in the field,” Moody said.On KKR captain Gautam Gambhir, Moody said he has great respect for him for having led the side to title win twice.”I have got a lot of respect for Gambhir as a captain and as a player. He has led a very successful franchise and led from the front. We expect him to, by nature, he would not give any room because he is competitive character as a leader and as a batsman. He is a terrific leader for KKR,” he said.advertisementMoody said he has very fond memories of last year’s eliminator, in which they had defeated KKR.”We have got fine memories of that match. Compared to last year, there are different circumstances this year. We have got different balance. KKR also have got different personnel. They are playing a different style of cricket. They also have (Chris) Lynn at the top of the order and (Sunil) Narine as well.”Moody said the team will be studying KKR’s each and every player’s strong and weak points.”We look at every player we are playing against. We will be reviewing their strengths and weaknesses and try to exploit them. There is no player, regardless of a high-profile player or a new player, we are pretty thorough with each and every match that we play,” he said.Asked how they would tackle pinch-hitters like Narine, Moody said they have plans on how to bowl in first six overs.”We have played KKR twice and we have seen how they go about the powerplay overs. So far we have been successful in nullifying that. Yes they have got off to a flying start here, but we don’t bowl quite as inconsistently as them. So, we have got few thoughts how to approach the first six overs.”Moreover KKR has got their own headaches. With inclusion of Narine upfront, it has thrown the middle order into confusion,” he added.Moody said Kane Williams is very much under consideration for the match but his absence in few games had given Warner options to strengthen bowling.”He has always been under consideration in playing XI given that he is such a fine player. The occasions that he has missed out has given Warner a chance to strengthen bowling department,” he said.Praising Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Moody said he was not only one of India’s best T20 bowlers, but one of the leading bowlers in the world.”I think Bhuvi has shown that he is not only India’s best T20 bowlers, but you could easily put him in world cricket one of the leading bowlers, because just look at what he is done statistically even in conditions that generally can be challenging for fast bowlers on good batting surfaces here in India,” he said.On choosing between Mohammad Nabi and Kane, Moody said they haven’t made any decision as Nabi needed to undergo a fitness test.”Nabi had his finger x-rayed, but we have to monitor how his hand shapes up. He’s pretty resilient and tough character. We have not yet decided on the balance of the side,” said the coach.