Judgment for counterfeit money case moved for Jan 19


The case of two men accused of using fake hundred-dollar notes has been moved for Friday, January 19 for judgement.

Yesterday the matter was listed for judgment at Honiara Magistrate Court before Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea however he was yet to complete his judgement.

Paul Olofia, 28, and Mark Naku, 39, were charged with one count of uttering contrary to section 343(1) of the Penal Code.

Both accused entered not-guilty pleas and a trial was conducted last year from August 28 to September 1.

Prosecution completed their case and defendants opted to remain silent which their defence lawyer submit to the court the sentencing submission for their clients Olofia and Naku.

Court extended the bail for both defendants.

It was alleged on the 25th of July 2022 defendants Olofia and Naku at Titinge Road they paid with a fake hundred dollar note to the complainant with intend to defraud with Solomon Islands hundred dollars notes.

Luckily, on that same instant complainant able to recognized that uttering note and call the police and report the matter.

Both defendants arrested and charged accordingly.

Office of Public Prosecution appear for the Crown and Public Solicitor Office appear for both Defendants.

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