Immigration case adjourned

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

DEFENCE lawyer representing a 19-year-old man charged for immigration offence has sought adjournment on the case to allow him time to look through the pre-trial conference papers.

Defence lawyer Nelson Laurere told the court that he needs time before the PTC is heard and sought to adjourn the case for 14 days.

Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika then adjourned the case for May 28 for PTC.

This is the case of Paul Anga who is charged with unlawful non-citizen and for misleading an immigration officer.

On previous appearances the defence claimed the accused is a Solomon Islands citizen.

But, prosecution said that there are no documents to identify that the accused is a Solomon Islander, as there is no birth certificate or other documents to support that he is a Solomon Islander.

Mr Anga was charged under the Immigration Act 2012 early this year.

Bail for the accused has been extended.

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