House stoning case heads to trial

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THREE people alleged of stoning the Guadalcanal Premier’s residence at Lengakiki will face trial on July 25, 2022.

Yesterday a pre-trial conference was conducted on their case and the court, along with the prosecution and defence lawyers, agreed for the trial to be conducted from July 25 – 29.

Police Prosecutor Florence Hiroshachi said prosecution will be calling five witnesses during the trial.

After the trial date was set, Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite adjourned the case to May 24 for an interim mention.

This is the case of Jacklyn Natei, Feffson Natei and Francis Ramo who are facing counts of common nuisance.

Prosecution said the defendants were frustrated with a male person namely Lavery Patrick who was residing with Premier Guadalcanal Province Mr Francis Sade, claiming that Lavery used abusive words on them.

 The defendants attended to the Premier’s residence and threw rocks at the house, causing nuisance/disturbance and shouting angrily at his family.

 The matter was reported to police and the defendants were arrested.  

All three were charged with common Nuisance.