Councilor’s case of false pretense adjourned


A Councilor is currently being accused of false pretense.

The case of the Councilor was mentioned in Court yesterday with the prosecution saying that Pre-trial Trial Conference (PTC) documents have been prepared and the defence yet to look through the documents.

From yesterday the PTC into the case of John Wale Urifo has been adjourned to October 16.

Police Prosecutor Iete Tebakota told the court that the case is in carriage by one of his colleague prosecutor at the Police Prosecution Service.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea then adjourned the case to next week to allow the defence lawyer look through the documents and ordered that PTC documents be filed on October 15.

Police said the allegation was in relation to an offence of false pretence that occurred in 2016 and 2017.

At that time of the incident Urifo is the Chairman of the Lands Standing Committee of the HCC.

Police said that the alleged incident occurred at the HCC office where the accused obtained money through false pretence. A sum of $89,000 was from the complainant.

Police Prosecution Service is prosecuting the case in court.

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