Investigation pending on Kemakeha’s case

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

POLICE investigation into the case against accused, Luke Kemakeha, is still pending.

Prosecution told court yesterday that police investigators in Tulagi are yet to collect the medical report of the victim involved, photograph and sketch plan of the crime scene.

The prosecutor told the court that since the investigators need to travel out from Tulagi they are yet to collect the outstanding evidence and disclose before serving to the defence lawyer.

Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti however insists that the accused has been remanded in custody since February this year and adjourning the case due to incomplete investigation is unnecessary.

The magistrate said if police had charged the accused why are they delaying in providing necessary documents in relation to the case because keeping people in custody pending investigation is violating their rights.

Ms Beneteti then adjourned the case to May 8 to allow prosecution time to collect all necessary documents of the case and also for a possible plea to be entered.

Kemakeha is charged with one count of unlawful attempt to strike with knife, one count of causing grievous harm and one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.

This is in relation to incidents which occurred in Ngella, Central Island Province.

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