The case against a pastor accused of biting a woman’s nose during a fight has begun at Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice.Defendant Edward K. Weah is the senior pastor of Christ the King Church in the Voice of America (VOA) Community, off the Robertsfield Highway, outside of Monrovia.He is facing the crime of “Aggravated Assault.”The incident allegedly took place on May 16 at the VOA Community.At Thursday’s hearing, Madam Lucia Oberly took the stand to testify as prosecution first witness. She explained that the fighting began after two of her children were refused entrance into the defendant’s school.Before that the victim alleged her children went to school late that morning on May 16, and were sent home by Pastor Weah’s wife, Mother Marthaline Weah.Mrs. Oberly claimed that Mother Weah, in her attempt to send the children home, accused them of being rebels who were planning to burn down the school.When the children returned home, the witness said, her children explained to her the altercation at the school and the behavior of Pastor Weah’s wife.“At that point, a daughter of Pastor Weah and my son got into bitter argument, where the Pastor’s daughter used insulting language against me,” Mrs. Oberly explained.During that period, she said, Pastor Weah’s wife appeared on the scene with an object and beat her son.In the process, Madam Oberly alleged that Pastor Weah came to her house in an aggressive mood and started to use profane words.She further alleged that Pastor Weah walked to her house jumped on her son in fist fight.“I attempted stopping him from fighting my son, and he jumped on me and started beating me.”She alleged that Pastor Weah beat her to the extent that her face was covered with blood.”Then he suddenly bit my nose. It was extremely painful. I cried and my eyes were full of tears,” she recalled.After biting me I trembled with shock, and as I speak, I still feel pain on my nose.”The defendant is expected to take the stand on a day the court deems appropriate and convenient. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The reporter learned from the Xining Municipal Federation of trade unions, since the Xining city to carry out collective wage negotiations, currently the city has built enterprise collective wage contract signed 3892 copies, covering up to 12230 units, covering 215734 workers, a coverage rate reached more than 95%. Through the implementation of collective bargaining, the wage income of workers to achieve sustained and steady growth, effect of collective wage negotiation in the enterprise and the staff is constantly expanding, the more stable between enterprises and workers labor relations, wage income protection. The reporter learned that, according to the Xining municipal economic foundation is weak, lagging behind the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, and non-public enterprises, the district and county business service industry is relatively developed, trade unions have yet to achieve the actual situation of full coverage, Xining city adopted a regional, industry, enterprise salary collective negotiation strategy of three levels, three form a step by step. Advance in various industrial parks and towns (street) regional level to carry out collective wage negotiations, signed a regional collective wage contract; then in the economic organizations of different kinds, enterprises in the same industry more concentrated distribution of various industrial parks, villages and towns (street) to carry out the line of wage collective consultation industry area, the industry signed a collective wage contract. Among them, Nanchuan Industrial Park, Gan River Industrial Park, biological park carried out the collective salary negotiation system blanket, pharmaceutical, metallurgical and chemical industry; East District Office, Huangzhong County Xiang Muslim town to carry out the car beauty, DOPA rapeseed finishing and other industries wages collective negotiation. In the city of Xining in different regions and different industries to carry out a comprehensive regional and industrial collective wage negotiations, the signing of regional and industrial collective wage contract, all enterprises in various regions, and according to their own actual, signed a contract for collective wage. At present, Xining 72 towns (streets) all signed a regional wage collective contract, signed an industrial wage collective contract 43, signed a collective wage contract of the enterprise 3768.