Kemakeha’s case adjourned for counsels to sort outstanding issues


PRINCIPAL Magistrate Leonard Chite has adjourned the case against an accused Luke Kemakeha to June 5 allowing both prosecution and the defence lawyer to sort out outstanding issues on the case.

Appeared in court for the Office of the Director Public Prosecution Dalcy Belapitu said all other disclosures in relation to the charges against the accused has been provided to the defence except for the medical report in relation to the 2010 incident.

The court was told that the prosecution already consulted the Tulagi police in relation to the medical report and they are saying that they will check with Dende clinic in Central Island Province.

Probably the medical report will be provided this week, the prosecution said yesterday.

Meanwhile defence lawyer confirmed receiving the disclosures and said that if the medical report is difficult to obtain then the defence is intending to make negotiation in relation to the charge of 2010 incident.

The defence also said in relation to the charges occurred in 2018 all disclosures were already provided and the accused is prepared to take his plea.

But the presiding Magistrate said both counsels have to sort the outstanding issues before dealing with the case as all facts will be considered on the case.

The accused Kemakeha is charged with one count of unlawfully 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 occurred in Ngella Central Island Province.

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