MP’s trial set for 8th May

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

TRIAL into the case against the Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola Constituency is set to resume tomorrow.

Yesterday pertaining legal issues were sorted out and the case adjourned for tomorrow for trial proper.

This is the case against David Tome, MP, who is alleged to have involved in converting funds in relation to incidents in 2011.

Prosecution alleged that in 2011 Mr Tome 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.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown on this case.

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