Memo on a Former MP’s case yet to be considered

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE court was informed yesterday that the memo sent to the Prosecution for consideration in relation to the charges against the former MP for West Makira Constituency, Hypolite Taremae is yet to be considered.

The Public Prosecutor Dalcy Belapitu said that the Director of the Public Prosecution is currently overseas and the memo has been sent to him already and awaits his say on the memo sent.

Belapitu confirmed in court that the DPP will be returning on October 23.

Belapitu also said pre-trial conference has already been conducted on the case before Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi.

The case was then adjourned to October 24 for mention and also for the prosecution to consider the memo from the defence counsel.

This is the case against the former MP who has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. A Pre Trial Conference has been set as he was arrested for allegation of misappropriation of fund in 2011 and 2013.

The allegation said Taremae has misappropriated more than $200, 00 for a reafforestation project for Central Makira Constituency.

He was arrested and charged with conversion late in May this year.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for crown while Anderson Kesaka is representing the accused.

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