Bank robbery cases adjourned to March 21

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THREE separate armed robbery cases will come again in court on March 21 for indication of preliminary inquiry into the cases.

Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi told both counsels from Prosecution and the Defence to sort out all outstanding issues relating to the cases before that appearance.

This is in relation to the cases which occurred in 2015 and 2016 where men alleged of wearing masks and armed with weapons robbed from the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) banks in Honiara and Auki.

The three cases were previously decided to have them committed to the High Court as the nature of the cases were quite serious and thus committing to the High Court to ensure higher sentence is imposed on the three cases.

The Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the state while Lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office represents all accused.