No lawyer, case adjourns

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

WITH the issue of lawyer shortage, defendants remanded in custody just might wait longer to have a lawyer.

On Wednesday an accused remanded in custody told the court that he written to the Public Solicitor’s Office requesting legal assistance plenty of times since being remanded to no response.

The accused Reginald Eloga is facing a charge of act to cause grievous harm in relation to an incident which occurred sometimes this year.

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He was remanded in custody in April.

Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi then adjourned the case to June 13 and made directions for the PSO practice manager to consider requests made to their office.

Recently in court, Ms Taeburi had said that it must not be forgotten that every person charged with criminal offences have the constitutional right for legal representation in court – it’s a right given to them by the constitution.

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