Makira murder awaits investigators

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE case against a man alleged of murder in Bauro, Makira province, has adjourned for April 5 to allow prosecution to get additional statements from the investigators.

Public Prosecutor John Wesley Zoze, appearing for his colleague, said investigators in Kirakira are taking additional statements in regards to the murder incident and are yet to provide the documents to prosecution.

Meanwhile, in the previous occasion the defence lawyer had suggested to prosecution to reconsider the charge of murder due to insufficient evidence.

However the court was told yesterday that the prosecutor in carriage of the case is yet to make a memo to the Director of Public Prosecution in regards to the issue.

Therefore, prosecution sought a 14-day adjournment on the case to allow them to collect all required documents and disclose it to the defence.

Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika then granted the adjournment and the accused is further remanded in custody till April 5.

This is in relation to the case against the accused, Jimmy Baukuhu, who is faced with one count of murder.

Prosecution alleged that Mr Baukuhu and his associates killed the deceased from Bauro on May 24, 2016.

Prosecution said that the deceased was found lying dead at a seaside near Kirakira with a rope tied to his neck.

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