Prosecution may appeal court’s decision on MP Tome

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

PUBLIC Prosecution is likely to appeal the court’s decision on the case against Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola constituency David Tome.

Director of Public Prosecution Ronald Bei Talasasa recently confirmed that the prosecutor who is in carriage of the case is working on the documents for the appeal.

Mr Tome was acquitted by the court last month over a corruption case.

His release sparked concern among public.

The MP had faced one count of conversion in relation to incidents which occurred in 2011 where he was alleged of converting $80,000 which had been meant for Reforestation and Forest Plantation Development.

Court, based on the evidence provided, found no evidence given by the prosecution to prove that the MP has misused the money and acquitted him.

The court in its ruling said that there is no satisfactory evidence to prove that the accused had any fraudulent intent to prejudice the right of the intended beneficiary.

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