Murder case committed to the High Court for trial


PRINCIPAL Magistrate Jim Seuika has committed the case against the accused, Leonard Mokuniahaka, to the High Court to stand trial.

This is after prosecution submitted preliminary inquiry papers to court by way of short form preliminary inquiry.

The accused pleaded not guilty to one count of murder.

This is in relation to the murder incident which occurred in Makira Ulawa province on October 24, 2017.

Mr Seuika said after looking through all the documents submitted by prosecution to the court, the court decides that prosecution has enough evidence on the case and commits the matter to the High Court.

Seuika also made directions that the accused will be called in the High Court on his next appearance.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown on the matter.

Discover more from Theislandsun

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading