Defence Lawyer to make representation to prosecution

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THE defence lawyer representing Iki Olomea has seek further adjournment on the case to allow him make representation to the prosecution.

Daniel Kwalai of the Public Solicitor’s told the court yesterday that he has just been allocated with the file and intended to write to the prosecution in regards to the charges against his client.

Meanwhile Clifton Ruele who represents one of the accused informed the court that his client Simon Fiusiale is ready to take his plea as instruction has obtained from the client.

Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika then grants the adjournment and adjourned the case to March 26.

This is in relation to the incident that occurred at Malaita in July last year where five men were in relation to possession of firearm.

Simon Fiusale and Iki Olomea were charged together with three other accused that are currently under warrant of arrest.

They were charged for possession of fire-arm and threatening violence.

Three other accused men currently under warrant are Leonard Ofaka, Bredley Abarai and Jimmy Eno Bana and they are jointly charged with other two of one count of possession of firearm and threatening violence each.

Police said that the men were drunk and threatened the employees of Dalgro Construction Company that won the bid for Bridge Construction at the Tabaa Bridge in North Malaita on July 21 2016.

It was alleged that one of the men who held the gun which is a 303 rifle black in colour put in a bullet and then cocked the gun pointing it at the workers.

Police also seized the alleged weapon believed to be used by the accused.