Father and sons face court in robbery case

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A father and his two sons appeared in court on Monday this week.

They are accused of robbing a shop at Lungga, east Honiara.

Monday’s court session was for interim mention since their trial has been set for September this year.

Elton Titus Tosibana (father), Elton Kiko Tosibana Junior and Tony Misitana are each facing one count of robbery.

Bobby Harunari, representing the three accused, informed court that one of the accused needs to go to his home village to visit his family.

Thus he told the court that he will be making a bail variation on behalf of the accused on the next date of appearance.

Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti then adjourned the case for June 17 for bail variation.

Police alleged that Tosibana and his two sons entered a shop at Lungga on August 11, 2019 and stole $10,000 cash, sleeve cigarettes and other goods.

Police said prior to the incident one of the accused, Tosibana, had worked as a security guard at the Sirin Shop.

Prosecution alleged the robbery occurred after Tosibana went to the Sirin shop and asked for his three days’ payment for working as security at the shop.

After attacking the two Bangladeshi inside the shop, Tosibana Snr allegedly grabbed money from the cash box before it was taken by some boys who later escaped with it.

Not long after the incident, police arrived at the scene and arrested the three accused.

Police also recovered $600 from Tosibana Snr.