MP Tome back in court today

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE case against the Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola constituency will appear again in the Honiara Magistrate Court for mention today.

David Tome is the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening and Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola Constituency in Malaita province.

He is currently facing charges of conversion in relation to incidents which occurred in 2011.

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Prosecution allege that in 2011 the MP obtained public funds for a constituency project; however those funds were not used as intended and was converted for his own use.

The MP is charged with 14 counts of Conversion under Section 278(1) (c) (i) of the Penal Code, involving funds totalling $67,170.

The minister was on $2,000 cash bail and will appear in court faithfully till his case completed.

The office of Director Public Prosecution is prosecuting the case in court.

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