Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Oceanside man has been arrested for slashing and wounding his mother’s 60-year-old boyfriend during an argument that turned physical early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said.Jimmy Godsey, 28, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.Police said the victim asked Godsey not to go into his mother’s room at their Sunnybrook Drive home when a fight broke out, the two began pushing each other and Godsey slashed the victim with a folding knife in the neck at 12:45 a.m.Godsey ran out of the house and surrendered when officers arrived shortly later.The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.Godsey will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Wednesday in Asaba presented the award of Football Friendly Governor of the Year to Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State.Governor Okowa won the award at the sixth edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards held in Asaba on Saturday, but neither the Delta State number one citizen nor the NFF supremo were present at the occasion.Pinnick, also the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, was summoned to France as a result of some issues related to CAF, and left Asaba on the eve of the awards, which held at the Golden Tulip Hotel hours after the Nigeria/Zimbabwe pre-AFCON 2019 sendforth friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi represented Pinnick at the event. “I am happy to present this award to Your Excellency, knowing that you are fully deserving of the gong going by what you have done for Nigerian Football in the past one year,” Pinnick said as he presented the award trophy and certificate to Governor Okowa.Governor Okowa and his administration have hosted several activities of the NFF in the past one year, including four matches of the Super Eagles (Vs Uganda in November 2018; Vs Seychelles in March 2019; Vs Egypt in March 2019 and; Vs Zimbabwe in June 2019); one match of the U23 National Team (Vs Libya in March 2019); the Annual General Assembly of the NFF in October 2018 and; a pre-Extraordinary General Assembly of the NFF in August 2018.The amiable governor has also handsomely rewarded players and officials of the Super Eagles on more than one occasion. His administration also sponsors several Clubs in the various Leagues in the country – a channel for youth empowerment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The body of an ex-prisoner was on Thursday morning found with a single gunshot wound to the head on a dam at Naarstigheid, West Coast Berbice.The dead man has been identified as 45-year-old Suraj Sookdeo also called “Terry” of Lot 9B Woodley Park, WCB.The dam where the man’s body was foundBased on preliminary investigations, the now dead man was last seen at about 19:30h on Wednesday evening. He was subsequently found lying motionless with a gunshot wound to his body.He was taken to Fort Wellington Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, the police stated.Police are working with the theory that the man might have been killed execution-style and his body dumped at the location.Dead: Suraj SookdeoBebi Bacchus, the man’s sister-in-law, related that Sookdeo was last seen by the family at about 19:00h on Wednesday and the police visited their home at about 7:00h on Thursday morning making inquiries. It was then that they were given the devastating news.Family members rushed to the scene only to find him lying face down.Bacchus added that Sookdeo was found lying with one hand under his body and the other outstretched. She believes that her brother-in-law was shot elsewhere and dumped at the scene.“They had no blood at the scene. When the police turn him over there was no blood,” she told Guyana Times.Meanwhile, residents of Number 12 Village reportedly heard a single gunshot between 23:00h and 23:30h. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Sookdeo was seen in a meat bird pen belonging to a licensed firearm holder.“If he was seen in a fowl pen, they didn’t have to shoot him. They could have handed him over to the police and let him pay for his crime. Yes, sometimes you would do wrong things,” she said.Bacchus stated that her brother-in-law was in the habit of using illegal drugs while adding that he was released from prison two months ago.“Sometimes he would work with people and people say that he’s a good person, and other person sometime would say that he would trouble their things. But he is always good to me. Anytime I ask him to do something he would do it. I never had any problem with him, he’s a very respectable person,” the woman explained.The body is at Anthony Funeral Home awaiting post-mortem as investigators continue to look for clues.