Mabo summoned to appear in court

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

Prosecution has again been asked to summon a man alleged of obtaining more than $65,000 people under false pretences to appear in court tomorrow.

Yesterday defence lawyer Rodney Manebosa told the court that his client was excused from appearing in court as one of his relatives had passed away.

Mr Manebosa also sought the court’s leave to adjourn the case for tomorrow so that he can speak with his client in regards to the charges.

Meanwhile Public Prosecutor Dalcy Belapitu said that a proposal of pre-trial documents has been served and they are waiting on the defence to respond on the documents.

Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi then adjourned the case for tomorrow and ordered the accused to appear in court on that date; if he fails to appear by that date a warrant of arrest will be issued.

Ms Taeburi said for now the warrant will lie in the file.

She also made directions for the pre-trial documents to be prepared and file prior to court appearance.

Taeburi also mentioned in court yesterday that since the accused is a relative of her partner she will disqualify herself from hearing the case in future appearances.

The accused on the case, Mr Mabo, is facing seven counts of false pretences in relation to allegations in 2018.

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