Count one against former MP withdrawn


THE case against the former MP for Central Makira Constituency has adjourned to October 31 to allow counsels to amend the pre-trial conference documents.

On Wednesday the prosecution withdraw the other count of conversation against the accused Hypolite Taremae under section 190 (ii) b(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Prosecution have withdrawn the other charge as currently there is insufficient evidence to proceed; but once prosecution has enough evidence in the future they can again proceed with the charge.

Therefore after the withdrawal of count-one, counsels have to amend the PTC documents.

This is the case against the former MP who has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and a PTC has been set he was arrested for allegation of misappropriation of fund in 2011 and 2013.

The allegation said Mr Taremae has misappropriated more than $200,000 for reafforestation project for Central Makira Constituency.

He was arrested and charged with conversion late in May this year.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for crown while Anderson Kesaka is representing the accused.

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