Prosecution yet to update court on investigation


PROSECUTION is yet to update court on the status of investigations into the case of an alleged rapist.

John Zoze of the Public Prosecution told the court that the matter was taken carriage of his colleague Prosecutor Elma Rizzu, and currently she is in Kirakira on a court circuit.

Mr Zoze said that he has no instruction and was unable to assist the court on the status of the investigation.

Meanwhile Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi said the case was adjourned for prosecution to update court on the investigation but has failed to do so.

“It is a Prosecution’s case and all prosecutors should be updated on the status of the cases your office is taken carriage of,” Ms Taeburi said.

She told the prosecutor that he should have contacted the prosecutor in carriage before mentioning the case in court.

Defence Counsel Clifton Ruele said that he is still waiting on the prosecution as on the previous occasion the prosecutor in carriage of the case said that they are still to obtain additional statement from the victim and once that is completed, the defence will be opted for a shot form preliminary inquiry.

However since there was no instruction to assist the court regarding the investigation, Magistrate Taeburi adjourned the matter to October 10 and all required documents be filed on October 3 to the defence counsel.

The accused is further remanded in custody.

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