Riot case adjourned


Judgment into case of a woman accused of behaving in a riotous manner and stealing from the Tobacco Company Limited has been adjourned.

It was adjourned to December 27 for judgement to be delivered.

Joy Hamui is charged with one count of behave in riotous manner and one count of simple larceny and pleaded not guilty to both counts. Trial was conducted last month November 6, 2023.

Yesterday Ms Hamui appeared in court for her judgment however, the presiding magistrate was absent. Thus, her matter was adjourned.

Bail was extended for the defendant.

Court heard that during the riot in November 2021, Hamui was assembly with others in a riotous manner to enter the gate of the Solomon Island Tobacco Company.

She and others entered the gate into the office and took cartons and sleeves of tobacco products from the Solomon Islands Tobacco Company Limited.

The manner was reported to the police and Hamui was arrested and charged accordingly.

Office of Public Prosecution appears for the Crown and Public Solicitor Office appear for the defendants.

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