DPP yet to respond to memo


AN arson case had to be adjourned yesterday because the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has not responded to a memo.

The court was told yesterday that DPP is yet to respond to the memo, which is related to the accused men who were charged with arson.

Public Prosecutor John Zoze said all other disclosures in regards to the charges have already been sent to the defence lawyers.

Zoze also sought a short adjournment on the case to allow the DPP time to consider the memo.

However, the defence lawyer said that the medical report is yet to be provided.

But Mr Zoze said there were two medical reports of the two victims provided previously to one of the lawyers at PSO.

This is the case against Belia Samson Fredric, John Kemabule, Michael Belande and Peter Rande.

The men were charged with arson in relation to an incident which occurred early this year.

A lawyer from the Public Solicitor’s Office who appeared for the accused men also informed the court that the accused were ready to take their plea but since the prosecution needed more time they had no objection to any adjournment.

Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika then adjourned the case to May 18 for the accused to take their plea and also for the DPP to consider the memo sent to him.

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