Case of women alleged of stealing child today

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE case of two women alleged of stealing a child has been adjourned to today for mention.

On Monday one of the accused failed to turn up in court and a warrant of arrest was issued against her.

Police Prosecutor Iete Tebakota told the court that the accused, who turned up, is still without a lawyer and if the court could ask the accused as to whether or not she wishes to engage a lawyer to assist her with her case.

The presiding Magistrate told the accused that the penalty of the case is tough and it is one’s right whether to engage a lawyer or not.

Prosecution said that the alleged incident occurred on July 27 at Ngossi in Honiara this year.

The two women are alleged to have taken the complainant’s child without the complainant’s permission and as a result the case was reported to the police for prosecution.

Police Prosecution Service prosecutes the case in court.

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