Minister Tome’s case adjourns

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE case against government minister David Tome will be mentioned again on October 17 at the Honiara Magistrate Court.

Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola, David Tome is the current Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening.

He is currently facing charges of conversion in relation to incidents in 2011.

The prosecution alleged that in 2011 the MP obtained public funds for a constituency project; however those funds were not used as intended and were converted for his own use.

The MP is charged with 14 counts of Conversion under Section 278(1) (c) (i) of the Penal Code, involving funds totalling $67,170.

The minister was on $2,000 cash bail and will appear in court faithfully till his case is completed.

The office of Director Public Prosecution is prosecuting the case in court.

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