Men facing robbery charges finally get lawyers

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

CASE of four men charged with robbery charges will finally be progressing after the Public Solicitor’s Office and one private lawyer have indicated their services for the accused men.

The accused are Eddie Funubana, Willie Gua, Stanley Ramo and Jimmy Diodio and were charged of robbery in relation to an incident which occurred in Honiara last year.

Bobby Harunari told the court yesterday that they have received request and are ready for allocation of lawyers to take carriage of the matters.

PSO lawyer Rodney Manebosa already represents the accused Funubana and disclosures were already served to the defence lawyer while two other accused Stanley Ramo and Jimmy Diodio are still waiting for allocation of lawyers from the PSO.

Meanwhile a private lawyer Lappy Hite is representing the accused Willie Gua and requesting disclosures from the prosecution.

Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi then adjourned the case to August 29 and disclosures must be served to Mr Hite so that on the next appearance all accused should enter pleas.

She also made orders for the PSO to allocate lawyer for other two accused and obtain instruction from them.

The Office of the Director Public Prosecution appeared for the crown on the case.

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